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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Why Go Now: The trip can
last anywhere from one to three weeks and include five to eight days of
climbing, depending on how fast you want to ascend. An immense physical
challenge—Boston attorney Jane Goldstein prepared by
running up bleachers at her local high school with a backpack full of law
books—scaling Kilimanjaro with a group of like-minded travelers creates new
bonds and a heightened appreciation of nature. Reaching the summit isn’t even
necessary; most hikers say the deepest change happens on the way there.

Go with: Mountain Madness.

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Why Go Now: The trip can
last anywhere from one to three weeks and include five to eight days of
climbing, depending on how fast you want to ascend. An immense physical
challenge—Boston attorney Jane Goldstein prepared by
running up bleachers at her local high school with a backpack full of law
books—scaling Kilimanjaro with a group of like-minded travelers creates new
bonds and a heightened appreciation of nature. Reaching the summit isn’t even
necessary; most hikers say the deepest change happens on the way there.

Go with: Mountain Madness.

Zoltan Serfozo/Alamy

Best Midlife-Crisis Trips

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