1920’s KILIMANJARO: THE MOUNTAIN’S LORE – PART 2, WOMEN AT THE SUMMIT
In 1909, she arrived in Africa and walked over 900 km to reach Lake Tanganyika. Not long after she braved Kilimanjaro and successfully made the summit of Kibo. No stranger to walking, Ms. Benham hiked large portions of Africa. More of her story can be read at http://www.ntz.info/gen/b00959.html
Missionary Eva Stuart-Watt (see last week’s blog) climbed to the top of Kibo sometime in 1926. Her book, Africa’s Dome of Mystery details her climb and shows an image of her posing at the rim.
The image was taken from Africa’s Dome of Mystery, by Eva Stuart-Watt.
NEXT WEEK: The famed frozen leopards on Kilimanjaro.
NOTE: These blogs are meant to give some insight into the life and times of my fictional character, Jade del Cameron. Jade’s mystery adventures take place in post WWI Africa. To date they are: Mark of the Lion, Stalking Ivory, and The Serpent’s Daughter, and The Leopard’s Prey, all available in trade paperback. TREASURE OF THE GOLDEN CHEETAH will be released Sept. 1, 2009 in hardcover. An excerpt and information on pre-ordering signed copies is available at the website: www.suzannearruda.com. Follow short updates on http://twitter.com/SuzanneArruda