Dale Minner, die-hard Clemson dad, traveled to Tanzania in October 2018 to dig wells for remote villages. He traveled with Ken Wood, whose charity Lifetime Wells International has dug almost 2,000 wells in Ghana and Tanzania. Learn more at www.lifetimewellsinternational.org.
“I had three weeks between jobs and decided, very last minute, to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro — the tallest mountain in Africa. We arrived at the Lemosho trail head, and about five minutes before we started our ascent, I notice the unforgettable Clemson colors and logo. The purple sweatshirt was worn by a Swahili-speaking, Tanzanian native with a friendly face. We couldn’t communicate well, but the Tiger Pride was there!”
Billy Thomsen ’06, Jamie Kelso ’06 (both pictured) and Jamie’s wife Courtney Kelso ’06 summited Mount Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route, climbing for over seven days. “Despite trying to keep our packs light, we had to bring a Clemson flag for the obligatory summit shot.”
Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity brothers Charles Rogers ’10 and Rogers Coxe ’11 and three others climbed 19,341 feet to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, known as “the Roof of Africa.”
“… there, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that there was where he was going.” – Ernest Hemingway, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”
Hannah Whelpley and Jeb Hines (juniors, class of 2019) in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology) studied wildlife conservation management and techniques for wildlife research in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem conservation areas of Tanzania through The School of Field Studies at the Moyo Hill Camp in Rhotia, Tanzania. They are pictured at the Ngorongoro Crater.
“But tonight, at the top of the mountain that Clemson flag is flying.”
I took my Tiger Rag to the top of the highest freestanding mountain in the world……9 days later, Dabo Swinney said that after Clemson won the national championship!
Our family went on safari during July of 2016 to Tanzania, Africa. We visited three areas of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, the Central Serengeti, and the Northern Serengeti at the Mara River. Africa was amazing.