Klahanie couple climbs to Africa’s highest point

March 17, 2015

The first post-retirement vacation for many couples might include lounging on a sunny Hawaiian beach, enjoying a moonlight stroll through the streets of Paris or driving across the country to visit their grandchildren.

Jane and Steve Schwartz chose something slightly different — hike to the top of a 19,341-foot mountain.

Contributed Klahanie residents Steve and Jane Schwartz stand in front of the imposing figure of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa at 19,341 feet.

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Klahanie residents Steve and Jane Schwartz stand in front of the imposing figure of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa at 19,341 feet.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

March 3, 2015

Contributed ‘We were thrilled to carry The Issaquah Press with us on our trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. We reached the summit, called Uhuru Peak (19,341 feet) on Feb. 9,’ Jane and Steve Schwartz said. ‘The “Around the World” section is one of our favorites in the paper and we would be so honored if our picture was included!’ Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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‘We were thrilled to carry The Issaquah Press with us on our trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. We reached the summit, called Uhuru Peak (19,341 feet) on Feb. 9,’ Jane and Steve Schwartz said. ‘The “Around the World” section is one of our favorites in the paper and we would be so honored if our picture was included!’ Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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Top of the world — Klahanie man prepares to climb Mount Everest

February 17, 2015

Four years ago, Dennis Broadwell came within about 2,000 vertical feet of the top of the world before making the difficult decision to turn around.

Contributed Klahanie resident Dennis Broadwell uses a ladder to cross a crevasse on Mount Everest in 2011. Broadwell is leading another expedition to the world’s highest mountain starting in March.

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Klahanie resident Dennis Broadwell uses a ladder to cross a crevasse on Mount Everest in 2011. Broadwell is leading another expedition to the world’s highest mountain starting in March.

This spring, the Klahanie resident is planning to make a second attempt at summiting Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 29,029 feet.

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Taylor Newbury serves in Azusa Pacific ministry

October 28, 2014

Taylor Newbury, a Newcastle student of Azusa Pacific University, served in ministry through the Center for Student Action during the summer in Tanzania.

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Walking in her footsteps

February 11, 2014

Family travels to Tanzania in honor of late daughter

Kristy LeMond was an Issaquah girl.

She grew up in this community she called home, attending Sunset Elementary School, Pine Lake Middle School and Issaquah High School, where she starred on the Eagles volleyball team before graduating in 2007 and enrolling at the University of Washington.

Photos Contributed Above, Barry, Kathy and Kevin LeMond visit in December, for their first Christmas without Kristy, the Tanzania orphanage that stole Kristy’s heart in 2011.

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Above, Barry, Kathy and Kevin LeMond visit in December, for their first Christmas without Kristy, the Tanzania orphanage that stole Kristy’s heart in 2011.

She had a second home, though, and it was more than 9,000 miles away in a Tanzania community she grew to love deeply after a 2011 post-graduation volunteer trip.

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