Antiguan Brent Scotland of the Halo Foundation returns home after a gruelling 6-day climb to the summit of the tallest free-standing mountain in the world — Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Brent was greeted upon his arrival at the VC Bird International Airport by an eager welcoming party, including Their Excellencies Sir Rodney and Lady Williams.
“The last eight hours of the ascent were especially hazardous”, he explained. “For me, the most difficult aspect was the severe dehydration, coupled with the dangerous black ice and harsh sub-freezing temperature Climbing above the clouds is quite an experience. In some spots, if you do not cling for dear life to the rocks, there is a threat of experiencing a fatal fall “.
Less than fifty percent of all who attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro make it to the top.