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Baseball celebrities successfully climb Kilimanjaro after rest at Onsea House.

The NY Mets starting pitcher R. A. Dickey, together with Kevin Slowey and Dave Racaniello, have just been climbing and reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that rescues and cares for women and girls in Mumbai who are at risk of being abused and exploited.

USA TodayNew York Times, NY Daily News, NBC Sports and many others covered the story before and after the charity climb. On January 5, R.A. Dickey reported with the article In the Presence of the Mountain in the New York Times about their stay in “Onsea House, a charming boutique hotel in Arusha, Tanzania, where we would rest and recover before our excursion.” and tweeted a picture of Mount Meru taken from his room

The 3 American baseball stars enjoyed their 2 nights before and 1 night after the climb at Onsea House so much that they booked last minute an extra night at Onsea House and its Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining after their safari, before flying back to the USA.

Bring hope: support R.A. Dickey’s Climb for Freedom and join the cause on Bombay Teen Challenge.
Contact info@onseahouse.com for further info on climbing Kilimanjaro including rest and recover days before and after the excursion at Onsea House.

Looking for another reason to climb Kilimanjaro soon?

Climbing Kilimanjaro will most likely get another boost soon, thanks to the massive media attention today.

The snows capping Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, are shrinking rapidly and could vanish altogether in less than 20 years, most likely due to global warming, a US study published Monday said.

The news was published online by AFP and Reuters news agencies and the well respected magazine Nature on Tuesday morning and rapidly taken over by mass media including CNN, National Geographic, New York TimesTimeThe Times and many others in the past 24 hours.

More than 85 per cent of the ice that covered the three peaks of Africa’s highest mountain has disappeared in the last 100 years and the rest is melting at such a rate it will be gone by 2030, maybe even by 2022.

The disappearance of the ice-cap will alter one of the world’s most arresting images – elephants and giraffes trekking across the shimmering Tanzanian plains with the ice-capped peaks of the mountain in the distance.

Onsea House welcomes an increasing number of Kilimanjaro climbers before and/or after the ascent. Next to the disappearing ice, another reason for the increasing success might be that all the Onsea House guests who asked for advise before their climb, have reached the top of the highest mountain in Africa! Contact info@onseahouse.com for further information.