Back in October, Cory Clendenning jetted off to Africa to hike up Mount Kilimanjaro with the hopes of raising $10,000 for The Mustard Seed. After sixteen days abroad, and five grueling days on the mountain, Cory is back at home after successfully reaching the summit and raising $8,000 towards his goal.
Cory had spent months preparing for the physical challenges of the climb, but it was the mental component that proved to be the much larger challenge. The weather on Mount Kilimanjaro is varied and unpredictable, and the drastic changes in climate combined with physical exhaustion took its toll on him after a few days.
“Being cold, wet, and tired plays a big factor on the mental side of things.”
Climbing a mountain is demanding in and of…