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By Stephanie Thompson

Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro

Woman successfully completes the hike


Shelly Steadman's guide, Nicolaus, walks toward the base of Mount Kilimanjaro as someone takes his picture. Courtesy photo

It was something she had always wanted to do. She knew it would be difficult, but also knew if she didn't try, it might be something she would always regret.

Shelly Steadman, a former Green River resident, recently conquered hiking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, which is 19,341 feet.

"The thought of climbing Kilimanjaro was a bit intimidating, but I wanted to not just see the mountain from afar but be a part of it," Steadman said. "I always figured 'one day,' but finally decided one day doesn't happen unless you make it happen."  

Steadman said a friend of hers from Canada me...

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