An eight-day climb up Mount Kilimanjaro culminated with a sunrise ascent to the summit for Lisa M. Brown, professor of psychology, and fellow climbers in February. The group began the final upward trek at 11:30 p.m. under a full moon to be at the summit by 6:30 a.m. Lisa’s reaction: “VERY COOL!”
On sabbatical during the spring 2011 term, Lisa took advantage of the opportunity to make the climb. The inspiration for the trip came during another adventure. When Lisa traveled to Antarctica in 2006, among many well-traveled individuals, she met a woman who had climbed Kilimanjaro twice, and decided to take on the challenge of the mountain herself.
Always the researcher, Lisa sought a route with a good summit rate and more days on the mountain to acclimatize. She chose the Lemosho Route, and her research obviously was solid as the photo verifies her moment of celebration shared with Austin College.