After being inspired by a Discovery Channel special Nico Saporito decided that he would like to try to climb the world famous Mount Kilimanjaro. Nico decided that he wanted to do it nearly 3 years ago and now he has successfully met his own challenge by climbing the mountain.
Earlier this year Nico began planning his amazing trip to Africa which would conclude with him and his father climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Nico and his dad had both been preparing for the climb for months already so the duo was well prepared for what was awaiting them when they finally made it to the mountain. Nico’s father even said that Nico was surprisingly nervous as they approached the mountain but he quickly got over the feeling.
Nico and his dad both agreed that probably the biggest hurdle they would be facing was the altitude. Obviously climbing a tall mountain always has an aspect of altitude involved but because Nico’s family is Florida they are used to an even lower elevation than most people are.
Nico and his dad began their climb on March 12th and in just under a week the pair managed to successfully navigate the 46 mile trail up Mt. Kilimanjaro’s drier side in order to avoid the heavy rainy season. Despite everything that stood against Nico he became one of the youngest people to successfully climb the 19,000 foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and he says it truly was an incredible experience that he will never forget.