To Climb or Not to Climb Kili?

Ever since the subject of moving to South Africa came up, I’ve been harboring this secret idea of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro while we’re here. Before I even looked at houses or schools or even the crime rate, I was googling the different ascent routes up this legendary (in my mind at least) mountain.

I figured it’s the perfect mountain for me. I’m afraid of heights, so any vertical drops are out for me, and I’m almost as afraid of the cold, so a mountain that is situated in Africa has a certain appeal. Even though I’ve yet to find a really hot place in Africa, to be honest. ...