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Mountaineering guide to talk Kilimanjaro Thursday in Vail

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Based in both Vail and Ireland, Ian Taylor was the youngest Irishman to summit Everest in 2008 and has summited Kilimanjaro 18 times. He'll speak in Vail Thursday.
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What: “Climb Kilimanjaro,” a presentation by Ian Taylor.

When: 5 p.m. Thursday.

Cost: Free.

Where: Patagonia, 286 Bridge Street, Vail Village.

More information: 970-331-0836 or visit iantaylortrekking.com.

VAIL — Accomplished mountaineer, trekking guide and motivational speaker Ian Taylor will present a slideshow and discussion titled “Climb Kilimanjaro” on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Vail Village Patagonia store.

The highest peak on the African continent, Kilimanjaro stands at 19,341 feet in Tanzania. It is not known to be a technical climb but is often underestimated due to its high altitude and the challenge many climbers have acclimating.

Taylor will share brilliant images and compelling stories about his many treks up Kilimanjaro via three different routes.

THE BEGINNING OF A JOURNEY

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Based in both Vail and Ireland, Taylor was the youngest Irishman to summit Everest in 2008 and has summited Kilimanjaro 18 times. Of his Everest climb, Taylor said, “I wanted to prove to myself that I was good enough. The journey started with Everest. … It ended with something totally different.”

Taylor has used his mountaineering and guiding successes to fund the building of a Ugandan primary school, and this continues to be a mission of his life and business.

The Vail Village Patagonia store will offer special discounts to Climb Kilimanjaro participants on Thursday evening.

Taylor’s slideshow and discussion are free but space is limited.


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