Kilimanjaro Prep Equals Rogue Beer
Kilimanjaro prep continues, my very precious cargo arrived safely from the United States. Packed every so carefully by my buddy Josh, who wrapped each bottle of beer in bubble wrap and gave them each their own ziplock bag. As I started planning for my expedition up Kilimanjaro, I started thinking of items that would help motivate me to reach the summit. Then it struck me, I love beer and it would be good for me to slow my drinking while training for Kili so why not quit all together and take my favorite beer along with me on the expedition, hopefully to celebrate, upon my success. So the journey of my Dead Guy Ale started, I asked Josh if he could pack me a single beer for the 8,000+ mile journey from Seattle to Nairobi Kenya. He was coming here for a short holiday and the timing worked out perfectly for me. He is truly a great friend, he not only brought me one of my favorite beers, he brought me three. That’s right, three beautiful bottles of Dead Guy Ale. I haven’t decided if I’m going to take more than one with me but either way they won’t go to waste.
The trip up Kilimanjaro is planned for June 2016 so by the time I make it to the top and trust me Rogue Beer is motivation enough for me to make it to the top, I will have gone longer than 4 months without a beer or any adult beverage for that matter.
Before my Rogue beer ever arrived, I started thinking of the logistics to get my bottle safely up and down the mountain. We’ll see if my beer makes it back down the mountain, I would love to enjoy it at 19,341 feet above sea level but I don’t know if my guide is going to allow it. It might have to travel all the way up the mountain with me and part way back down, we’ll see. But, to keep my beer safe, I decided to make a custom beer koozie that will insulate it from the sub zero temperatures and any bumps it might take along the way. The things one does to entertain themselves while living in the bush.
I haven’t received any payment or sponsorship or even a free beer from Rogue, it’s just my favorite. I wouldn’t be opposed to receiving a lifetime of free beer from Rogue Brewery if they thought that was appropriate. Either way, I’m going to push my ass up that mountain so I can enjoy the many rewards that come with accomplishment, including an ice cold Dead Guy Ale.