Monday, February 3, 2014

Bob Foulkes, Climbing To The Top of Africa

Bob Foulkes may have had a later-than-usual start in signing up for Outward Bound at the age of 46, but his experience opened the door to a lifetime of adventures that have energized, enlivened, and enthused him for more than twenty years. From wilderness hikes in Canada’s Rockies to learn-to-run clinics, marathons and a half Ironman, Bob has really become an unapologetic adventure junkie.

Bob's most recent adventure was part of our January 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro team, at the vibrant age of 65 may we add.  While the climb is challenging and the group's limits were all tested, Bob says his only serious aversion was his reaction to having to wake-up at 11PM on summit day in order to stat climbing, especially when lethargy and a serious loss of appetite due to the elevation were also weighing on him. Bob beautifully describes his full journey on his blog here and we encourage you to check it out.

Congrats on submitting Kilimanjaro Bob! We were proud to have you as part of the team and you really have come to embody Kurt Hahn's words when he said "There is more in us than we know if we could be made to see it; perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less".