Pendaely Lauwo had been one of the Assistant Guides when Gary Drobnack and David Still made the Kilimanjaro climb back in 2009. That also was an effort to raise funds for the Mufindi Children's Project.
Pendaely's personality and performance then made him a perfect choice to be our head guide on the 2014 climb. He has an interesting personal history tied very closely to the first successful climb of Mt Kilimanjaro in 1889. That was the year when German geologist Hans Meyer and Pendaely's grandfather were among the first men known to have stood on the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. Pendaely's family has been involved in climbing and guiding Mt Kilimanjaro over many, many years. He is a member of the local Chagga tribe.
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