Jumbo! In September 2016 I travelled solo to Tanzania to tackle Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Just before midnight on the 25th of September my guide Baraka from Kilimanjaro Nature Tours and I set out for our summit attempt, reaching the summit which sits at an altitude of 5895m at 5:50am. I was the first female of the day to summit just before sunrise, only being beaten by a few men who overtook us while I was momentarily affected by the altitude. My most memorable part of the trip was not actually reaching the summit, but while on my second day of the trek I was perched alone on a rock drinking my tea, where I was approached by a man whom I quickly became friends with. He shared with me that he had only been given a few months left due to a rare form of Cancer, and he was there to conquer that mountain while he still had the chance. We later shared a song and dance with some of the other guides who were in the camp that night singing along to the famous "Jumbo Bwana!". We exchanged a hi-5 as he made his way back down from the summit, and I will never forget how amazing it was to witness his success.