photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Jola Dziubinska | all galleries >> KILIMANJARO EXPEDITION > Kilimanjaro Team
previous | next
Kilimanjaro Team
23-SEP-2009 Jola Dziubinska

Kilimanjaro Team

Warsaw, Poland

For TITC ""Crystal Clear""
I'm off to the airport for a women trekking expedition to Africa (Tanzania), the main goal is to climb Kilimanjaro, then a one day photo safari and finally 4 days on Zanzibar. This will be a 12 women group, we are all in a "Kilimanjaro Association" that we organized and started the idea two years ago. It helps women changing their lives, after several years at home with kids, who now want to start a new professional life, to find a job and to do something new in their lives. In our association we make trainings for them, teach them how to use computer and internet (yes, there are still people who don't), how to write a CV, what to wear, how to speak to look and sound proffesional etc, etc.

Our motto is "everybody has its own mountain to reach" and our expedition is supposed to be a literal example, but refers to all life problems people face and have to deal with. We are all ordinary women, with kids or not, different age, different proffesions, we were working on this trip for over 1.5 years. This expedition is to prove that even a hard goal, which seems too difficult, or even impossible, can be reached. Just like the Kilimanjaro summit.

Leszek Cichy, a well known alpinist, is our guide.
Leszek Cichy is a Polish mountaineer, geodesist, financier, and entrepreneur.
He is best known for making the first winter ascent of Mount Everest together with Krzysztof Wielicki in 1980 which established the winter ascent record of 8,848 meters.
He was also the first Polish climber to complete the Seven Summits.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/60s f/2.8 at 32.0mm iso500 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
previous | next
James Lundy17-Jan-2010 14:18
This is wonderful. I have said in the past its not as much to conquer the mountain but to have the strength to face it.
tomaszd14-Dec-2009 17:05
Congratulations... You had a great team as I see..
Lúcio Neto29-Nov-2009 17:52
Excelente reportagem de uma bela e cansativa digressão testemunhada por belas imagens de autoria de tão bonita fotógrafa.
Excellent story of a great and tiring tour witnessed by nice images of such a beautiful photographer.
Pawel Kazmierczyk25-Nov-2009 17:10
congratulations - on the excellent idea, on putting it all in motion, on getting things into place and last but not least, on climing the summit! well done. Chyle czola...
Jim & Josefina22-Oct-2009 06:17
What a great team... all young and fun!... Josefina
Bartosz Kotulski21-Oct-2009 11:47
Fantastic adventure and such a lovely team:)
well done Jola:)
Inga Morozoff07-Oct-2009 20:11
Wow...fantastic. Have a wonderful, and safe journey!
J. Scott Coile06-Oct-2009 17:05
Excellent Jola!
JW06-Oct-2009 10:50
What a wonderful organisation. How exciting to be climbing Kilimanjaro. Hope you have a wonderful time!
Piotr Sobolewski04-Oct-2009 11:30
brawo Jola
Robbie D7001-Oct-2009 20:31
Well done and I hope you all reach your goal.
I have heard altitude sickness can be a problem, good luck.
Ray :)01-Oct-2009 04:09
This is a marvellous idea Jola. There is nothing like hard work and adventure for bringing the best out of people.
Have fun!
laine30-Sep-2009 23:55
What a brilliant thing to do, wishes to all of you !!
Máire Uí Mhaicín30-Sep-2009 19:23
A fine project to be involved in, Jola. My best wishes to you all!
John Vass30-Sep-2009 16:15
Go Jola Go! This is wonderful! We await your safe return! (and photos)
Patricia Kay30-Sep-2009 09:00
What a wonderful idea Jola...Hope you have a great trip and experience many things to enhance your knowledge...Take care and bring back us lots of lovely images to view....BV
DENZA30-Sep-2009 05:49
Amazing and yes what an opportunity for a budding photographer. Best Wishes Jola. Looking forward to your new galleries, certainly each one will tell a story.
Monte Dodge30-Sep-2009 02:38
Be careful!!!! Get lots of Glacier SHots WHile They Are Still There,,,
poetry66629-Sep-2009 16:05
I hope you have a great time Jola.Lovely group shot..good luck :O)
zyziza29-Sep-2009 09:15
Now i read Tomasz post - about 4800m! So it rest only about 1000m!!!
zyziza29-Sep-2009 09:13
Brave girls!!!! BV
Ken Chambers ARPS29-Sep-2009 08:32
Excellent way of proving that life's mountains can be climbed.
Very best wishes to all the team. Please Take Care ..... v
Yvonne29-Sep-2009 08:15
How impressive - hope you have a wonderful experience Jola & bring back some fantastic photos!
Eckhart Derschmidt29-Sep-2009 07:41
Good luck!
Flo Hendry29-Sep-2009 03:37
Have a great time!
Laryl29-Sep-2009 02:46
wow what an adventure ahead.. will look forward to your return!
Dennis Steinauer29-Sep-2009 02:43
Congratulations for all you're each doing for each other and yourselves. As my mom would have said, you go girl(s).
Cindi Smith29-Sep-2009 00:46
My prayers are with you for a safe journey. Can't wait to see the pictures and you guys make a great team!
apothegary29-Sep-2009 00:21
Fantastic adventure. Hope to see some great photos from the trip.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography28-Sep-2009 21:51
Jola is today at a height of 4800 metres above sea level, as far as I know :)
BAS Photography28-Sep-2009 21:12
Have fun and good luck!
Annie eR24-Sep-2009 04:13
I'm impressed Jola. Congrats and good luck :)) Really love the idea. Btw, fantastic Team!
Russ Rose24-Sep-2009 04:04
Have fun. This sounds like a fun trip.... enjoy.
Marlin Markle24-Sep-2009 02:36
Good luck in your safe -prayers are with you all and can't wait for the pictures
carol j. phipps24-Sep-2009 01:56
Crystal clear you are in for some great photography opportunities! God be with you all!
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment