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Dana John Wentzel, Climbing Kilimanjaro

Free for the public


***IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE FOR AMC MEMBER MEETINGS: Member meetings for the 2019 calendar are being moved from Mondays to the 4th WEDNESDAY, of every month, 7-9 pm.

Dana John Wentzel is a former Sergeant in the Marine Corps where one of his duties was to teach land navigation. He is also the Organizer of AHOTE: Arizona Hiking & Off-Trail Explorers. He has organized and led trips since 2007. He has leads nearly 300 canyons to date. He is also the co-owner of Shadow Cat Adventures and outdoor equipment company. In addition to his outdoor skills and leadership, he was a lifeguard and had Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and First Aid training. Originally from Seattle, WA., Wentzel comes from a family of avid hikers. He developed a life-long obsession with anything relating to the outdoors—hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, mountain biking, ice climbing, and canyoneering are a few of his favorites. He is also the Executive Director of Peak Planet, a Kilimanjaro trekking company.

This presentation will consist of a slideshow of photos from his 17 day trip to Tanzania. On this trip, he did the 10-Day Lemosho route (8 days on the mountain) to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Additionally, he went on a 5-day safari to Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, and Serengeti National Park. He will be discussing how to prepare for climbing Kilimanjaro, the gear you'll need, and give a brief day-by-day account of my trip. He will also give tips and advise people on what to do and not to do when it comes to booking their Tanzania trip.

March 27, 2019, 7 - 9 p.m.
Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Road · Scottsdale, AZ

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