Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro Podcast

Episiode 2: Mount KILIMANJARO

Jorie Hanson's Trek to 19,341 Feet

MT. Kilimanjaro stands as the fourth-highest peak, the highest single free-standing mountain, and the tallest point on the continent of Africa.

1 Mountain 


10 days

5 Friends

Join Adventure Explorations guide Julie Queen as she sits down with friend and fellow guide Jorie Hanson, to debrief her recent summit of this famous mountain. Learn about the Tanzanian culture, food, community, connection, nature, and what it take to set foot on the top of the world.


Jorie Hanson

Growing up in PA, Jorie has had a lifelong love of nature. With a BS in Zoology from U of Montana and aMasters in Strategic Intelligence, she traveled the US and the World during her 22-year Army militaryintelligence career. Korea, Bosnia-Herzogvina, Kosovo and Afghanistan were all active-duty assignments.Skydiving, running marathons, horseback riding and hiking lots of trails have always been a part of her life.

Julie Queen

Having completed a through-hike of the infamous 2,190+ mile Appalachian Trail and a just-completed 125-mile hike on the Centennial Trail in South Dakota, Adventure Explorations guide Julie Queen is an expert in her field. In addition to guiding for AE, she is the Director of the Appalachian Trail Museum in Pine Grove Furnace, PA. After a day on the trail, her genuine yet direct approach and skills will teach you more than you could have hoped for.

Now it's time for your own adventure

Your next adventure doesn’t need to be on the other side of the world. Join AE for something closer to home and have your very own amazing experience hiking up a mountain, kayaking down the river, landing a wild trout, or shooting your first gun.

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