January 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Favorite Apps for Training and Outdoor Fitness

People often ask me what tools I like to use when training, hiking, and climbing.  I love how technology has made it easier to get and stay fit.  Here are my top 5 favorite apps. 

Note: I have an iPhone now but most are available on Android and other devices.  Also don’t forget this earlier post on The Best Outdoor Apps.

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Added by Ali Alami on January 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Successfully Summit Kilimanjaro and Get Back Safe

Kilimanjaro 19,341' (5,895 m), the highest mountain in Africa was one of my favorite trekking experiences and a mountain that people ask me about often when it comes to training and preparation. That’s why I’ve decided to write down some tips specific to a successful Kili summit and safe return.  I’m not going to get into too much of route descriptions, standard equipment, etc… but try and keep it to unique recommendations for Kili.

Although Kilimanjaro is not a particularly difficult…


Added by Ali Alami on January 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

My Kilimanjaro experience

In 2012 December, I attempted to climb Kilimanjaro with my two daughters and the blog is about the overall experience.

The Plan

The idea for climbing Kilimanjaro came in after figuring out where to visit during the winter of 2012.  Since we had not visited "real" Africa (visited Morocco and Egypt),…

Added by Gunny on January 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What equiptment you should pack for snowshoeing (daytrip)

Essentials to pack for Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is becoming more and more popular, not only is it fun but it’s a great way to get in shape or stay in shape during the winter. I find that snowshoeing for 5 miles is as good a workout for me as hiking 10. I’ve come across many people snowshoeing on the trail who are hours from the trailhead with no backpack and minimal gear. I think they’re taking an unnecessary risk. Mother Nature is much less forgiving in the winter…


Added by Ali Alami on January 17, 2013 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

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