To view pictures from the climb, hover over GALLERY, above, and click on KILI PHOTOS.

Pictures from the Safari are also available under GALLERY and then AFRICAN SAFARI.

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To see videos of Amy's training, click on VIDEOS above.

 
 
 
 
 

Amy is an ardent advocate for local public education.  “There is a large gap in funding for public schools – the tools needed for learning effectively are expensive and our young people deserve every opportunity in the classroom.  What is not provided by federal, state and local funding is what WiSH is supplementing.  What is more important to a community than our young people, more important to local businesses than their future employees?  Every single resident can find value in the WiSH Education Foundation, as the value of our homes is inextricably tied to the quality of the schools in our neighborhoods.”

Recent Posts

What’s next after Kili?? (11/28/2017) - Well it was quite the experience and finally, after two and a half months back, I'm coming off of my natural high. Being on top of Africa was quite the thrill. I went there with the express intent to be focused, present, appreciative and aware..and boy, was I. It was everything I'd hoped for and more. Tanzanians are amazing, beautiful people and I was so grateful to share time with them. My teammates were extraordinary and together we made it to the top of the fourth highest mountain in the world. I can hardly believe it! So what's next? Well, plenty. I have already begun training for three trips in 2018 in preparation for my next biggie, Nepal - in March of 2019. Another dream and plenty of checkmarks in the lifelist column! Here's the plan: I am doing a nordic hut to hut in the Methow Valley in Washington Read more...
Safari Dailies (9/23/2017) - Wednesday, September 20 Left the lodge early after skipping breakfast to call all my boys. They were worried but very proud...im a lucky mom. Long drive to the next camp. Camp is deep within Maasai country in the Ngorongoro conservation area, rife with wild animals and many predators. We met the Chief, who had us shown a traditional dance by members of his tribe and explained some cultural distinctions. Very interesting. The camp is gorgeous, even nicer than Itikoni. As usual, the people are who make it. Our safari guides are Ole, who i call The Rock, and Dennis, who i call Don Cheadle. Thank God they all have a sense of humor!  I am thoroughly enjoying being with these wonderful Tanzanians - what an honor it is to be with them. We gather for wine and card playing with lots of competition and laughter. So much fun. We are Read more...
The Dailies from THE CLIMB (9/23/2017) - LAX September 9, 2017 It's GO DAY for Kili! Long flight ahead, 9 hours to Amsterdam and slept very little last night in anticipation. Excited. Sunday September 10, 2017 In Amsterdam. Amazing, modern, HUGE airport. Didn't sleep a wink on the plane. Found Josh at the gate and it is so, so great to see him! Amsterdam to Arusha Tanzania. Another 8 hour flight and again no sleep. Absolutely exhausted but so excited. Time change means I'm sure I skipped a night anyway. Arrived at the airport...and NO BAGS! My bags didn't make the transfer from Amsterdam. Same clothes now for 3 days. Hopefully it'll get here by tomorrow. Not panicking, we have two nights here at Itikoni Camp. Just incredible. Big canvas tents, solar shower, chemical toilets, comfy beds. Colder than i thought here at 6200'. Crashed at 11:30pm, woke at 4. We have eight people on the climb. Read more...