Rick is one of the world's foremost mountaineers. In 1978 he became the first American to reach the summit of K2 in Nepal without the aid of bottled oxygen. His latest adventure, a safari across Africa, may seem tame by comparison until you consider how he did it. Rick walked side-by-side with lions, elephants and buffalo across the African wilderness. With a guide, Rick began by climbing Kilimanjaro, then headed down the East face across the Savo region of Kenya to the Indian Ocean. The walk took about 30 days. I asked Rick to describe some of what he saw along the way.
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