Synopsis: Since an early age, Nick Symmonds had two goals in life; become an Olympian and climb Mt. Everest. After a long professional running career capped by making two Olympic Teams, he is now onto his newest adventure. But before he can tackle the tallest mountain in the world, he has to conquer the world's other tallest peaks.
Kilimanjaro is episode one in Nick Symmonds' Mile to Mountain pursuit of conquering the Seven Summits. From beautiful and diverse landscapes to experiencing an amazing culture, this 5-day journey sends Nick to the Roof of Africa on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Producer: Nick Symmonds
Film and Edited by: Ryan Southwell
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4,638 humans have climbed Mt. Everest. 1,497 humans have broken 4 minutes in the Mile. No human has ever done both. Until now....
Since an early age, Nick Symmonds had two goals in life; become an Olympian and climb Mt. Everest. After a 10+ years of professional running, that included making two Olympic Teams, Nick Symmonds has now shifted is focus to climbing the tallest mountains in the world. The goal—to become the first human to break 4-minutes in the mile and to climb to the top of Mt. Everest.