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RA Dickey: Kilimanjaro in Sight

Former Vol and current New York Met R.A. Dickey is now two days into his ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. He checked in from the Shira plateau in his most recent blog for the New York Times.

Here is an excerpt from today's post: 

I think I know now how Bilbo Baggins must have felt in Tolkien's "The Hobbit." My companions and I have set out on our own mountainous journey to try to attain a treasure.

The treasure in our case is not a pile of gold guarded by a dragon, but rather the gratification that comes with reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Dickey is climbing 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.


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