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Africa Trip and Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Douglas Greenberg Counts Down to Africa Trip and Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Asset allocation and alternative investments specialist Douglas Greenberg looks forward to his upcoming Africa trip as he and his sons prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

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Douglas Greenberg

A former Morgan Stanley broker specializing in asset allocation, alternative investments, and wealth advice, Douglas Greenberg is set to travel to Africa this summer to climb the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro with his two grown-up sons. Here, Texas-native Greenberg shares more about the forthcoming trip.

 

“This June, my sons and I will travel approximately 15,000 kilometers from our home in Oregon to Tanzania in north-easternmost Africa, home to the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro,” reveals Portland-area former Morgan Stanley broker Greenberg.

 

Greenberg and family are well-traveled, visiting a vast array of countries around the world in their pursuit of some of the planet’s best skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and hiking opportunities.

 

His plan to travel to Tanzania later this year, however, he says, represents his most significant challenge to date. “While in Africa, my sons and I will tackle the continent’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro,” explains Greenberg.

 

Approaching 6,000 meters tall, Mount Kilimanjaro’s most impressive volcanic peak soars way above Africa’s second-highest mountain, Mount Kenya, by several hundred meters. “As a family, we’re all extremely excited to travel to Tanzania this summer,” reveals Greenberg, “and preparations for our Kilimanjaro climb are now well underway.”

 

Bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, and Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania is positioned within Africa’s Great Lakes region. Greenberg and his sons will initially head out through grassland and jungle before reaching alpine forests and Mount Kilimanjaro’s magnificent but unforgiving arctic tundra.

 

“Even as experienced climbers,” Greenberg adds, wrapping up, “we’re under no illusion about the challenge which lies ahead, but we cannot wait to get going.”

 

The family’s trip to Africa is scheduled for summer of 2019.

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland.

 

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley executive director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation.

 

A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

Douglas Greenberg Offers a Closer Look at Asset Allocation

Portland-area former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg provides an expert look at asset allocation strategies.

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An investment strategy which aims to balance risk and reward, asset allocation does so by apportioning an investor’s assets according to their goals, tolerance for risk, and so-called investment horizon. A former Morgan Stanley broker specializing in asset allocation, as well as alternative investments and wealth advice, Douglas Greenberg offers a closer look at asset allocation strategies.

“Having ascertained an investor’s goals, risk tolerance, and investment horizon or timeframe, successful asset allocation relies heavily on addressing the characteristics of different asset classes within an overall portfolio,” reveals Greenberg. Different asset classes, he further explains, can include, for example, stocks, bonds, real estate, and cash.

“Asset allocation echoes the old adage about not putting all of one’s eggs in a single basket,” adds Greenberg. “Distinct asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, and real estate, will perform differently over time,” the former Morgan Stanley broker continues, “as a result of economic conditions, market forces, and other variables such as government policies.”

According to Greenberg, when an individual diversifies their investments across a range of asset classes, they are, in effect, significantly reducing their overall risk. “If one asset class, let’s say, should, unfortunately, perform poorly, this, when employing a well-considered asset allocation strategy, can be offset by other, better-performing asset classes,” adds the expert.

 

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Aspiring investors looking into asset allocation strategies should first identify and assess their objectives, time horizons, and openness to risk before identifying their target portfolio and selecting their investments, according to Greenberg.

This is something which, he says, often relies upon a considerable degree of introspection and planning. “It’s also vitally important to remember to periodically review and rebalance further down the line,” suggests the expert.

“Furthermore,” he adds, wrapping up, “it’s also considered the good practice to diversify investment holdings not just across asset classes, but within them, too.”

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley executive director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation.

A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

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Douglas Greenberg explains alternative investments

Former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg takes a closer look at so-called alternative investments.

Investments made in assets beyond stocks, bonds, and cash, alternative investments are, says Douglas Greenberg, investments employing strategies which exist outside of more traditional methods of investing. A former Morgan Stanley broker and an expert in the field of alternative investments, Greenberg offers a closer look at the process.

“First and foremost, alternative investments offer broader diversification,” explains Greenberg, “reducing risk, and, often, greatly enhancing potential returns.”

Alternative investments are, he says, beneficial investment strategies for those wishing to build more diverse portfolios, outside of the realms of more traditional funds.

Popular alternative investments, according to Greenberg, include commodities, real estate, private equity, and hedge funds. “Commodities, such as oil and natural gas, precious and industrial metals, and agricultural products—and investments made in them—come with several benefits,” explains the expert.

Rising and falling in value in line with supply and demand, commodities, he says, often help to protect against inflation, at least to some degree. “Also, commodities, in the form of index funds, commodity funds, and futures-based commodity funds, aren’t sensitive to movements in public equity markets,” adds Douglas Greenberg, “offering a degree of protection from the risks associated with investments in that particular arena.”

Of real estate, he continues, “Real estate is also beneficial for portfolio diversification, with publicly exchange-traded funds, for example, affording investors an excellent, low barrier opportunity to embrace this form of alternative investment.”

Other benefits, says Greenberg, include long-term returns, capital gains potential, and the option to embrace real estate investment trusts.

Greenberg also touches on private equity investment which, he says, offers further potential for greater diversification and returns. “Private equity investments are particularly good for long-term strategic focus,” adds the expert.

Lastly, Greenberg turns to hedge funds. “Particularly in non-traditional markets, hedge funds are a form of alternative investment capable of offering a level of diversification tricky to find anywhere else.”

Grouped into categories including managed futures, global macro, and multi-strategy, such investments are distinct, he says, in that they offer fewer restrictions on investments which are less correlated, and employ strategies designed to seek out inefficiencies in the market, affording the potential to add significant value both in the short and long term.

“Often misunderstood, and mislabeled as ‘exotic’ or ‘high-risk,'” Greenberg adds, wrapping up, “alternative investments should, in fact, I believe, represent an integral part of almost any investor’s portfolio.”

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley executive director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation. A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

Former Morgan Stanley Broker Douglas Greenberg Shares Love of Hiking

Experienced broker Douglas Greenberg reflects on his passion for hiking as he prepares for a new challenge later this year.

 

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Douglas Greenberg

Defined as ‘a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails, and in rural landscapes,’ hiking is a hugely popular activity both in the U.S. and globally, with established hiking organizations today in operation worldwide. Here, former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg shares his love of hiking and reflects on the health benefits as he prepares to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania later this year.

 

“The 8.5-mile trail to the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, is the oldest continually used hiking trail in the United States,” reveals Greenberg, who today is settled over 3,000 miles west in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

 

The coastal state of Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest, is particularly well known for its diverse landscapes which incorporate a combination of forests, mountains, farmland, beaches, and more. “Accordingly, much of Oregon is widely praised for its hiking opportunities,” notes Greenberg, whose home in Lake Oswego is just 10 miles from downtown Portland.

 

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“The city of Portland, in addition to being a popular base for keen hikers wishing to explore the many forest trails and mountains in the surrounding areas, is further famed for its culture, today home to an abundance of trendy coffee shops, microbreweries, and farm-to-table restaurants,” reveals the experienced broker, known for specializing in asset allocation and alternative investments.

 

America’s many national parks also offer some of the best hiking, not just in the country, but internationally, according to Greenberg. “Yosemite and Sequoia are particularly well recognized for their excellent hiking,” he adds. Elsewhere, some of the nation’s best known and most trekked hiking trails include the famous Appalachian Trail, running from Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine to Georgia, and the Pacific Crest Trail, a complete border-to-border trail between Canada and Mexico.

 

“From staying in shape and helping to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure, hiking also has many health benefits,” reveals Greenberg. Studies have also demonstrated that hiking can help to improve and maintain mental health, slow the aging process, prevent osteoporosis, and more.

 

Looking for a new challenge, Greenberg is set to travel to Tanzania later this year to hike Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

Undertaking the climb with his two grown-up sons, the Greenbergs will first travel through grassland and jungle before reaching alpine forests and arctic tundra as they ascend the infamous almost 6,000-meter-tall mountain. The family’s trip is scheduled for June 2019.

 

In addition to hiking, the University of Texas at Dallas graduate, former Morgan Stanley broker, and father-of-two Douglas Greenberg’s other passions include following live sports, skiing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and wine tasting. Raised in Dallas, Texas, Portland Timbers fan and season ticket holder Greenberg also owns a curly-coated retriever named Molly and is a keen supporter of a number of charitable organizations and other good causes.

Douglas Greenberg Continues Preparations for Upcoming Kilimanjaro Climb

Former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg and sons continue their preparations for scheduled Mount Kilimanjaro climb in June.

 

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Having traveled across much of the globe in pursuit of his love of skiing, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, wine tasting, and more alike, former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg is now set to head to Tanzania to climb the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro. Traveling to the north-easternmost part of the African nation with his two grown-up sons, the trio is set to tackle the continent’s tallest mountain this summer.

 

A zeal for travel has seen the former Morgan Stanley broker and his family tour extensively across the world, partaking in many of his and the rest of the Greenbergs’ passions in the process. “Keen skiers, we not long ago returned from a wonderful time in British Columbia, Canada,” reveals Greenberg of his recent trip to the Whitewater Ski Resort. A top skiing destination for intermediate and advanced skiers, Whitewater Ski Resort is located in an area also renowned for its sailing, according to experienced traveler Greenberg, who’s also an accomplished boater.

 

Seeking a new challenge, the well-respected broker and his two grown-up sons are now preparing for their scheduled Mount Kilimanjaro climb in June. At close to 5,900 meters tall, Mount Kilimanjaro’s most impressive volcanic peak soars above Africa’s second-highest mountain, Mount Kenya, by almost 700 meters. “We’re all incredibly excited to travel to Tanzania to hike Kilimanjaro this summer,” reveals Greenberg, “and preparations are now well underway.”

 

Bordered by Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Burundi, and Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania is positioned within Africa’s Great Lakes region. “While Mount Kilimanjaro is located on the Earth’s equator, since you’re ascending close to 20,000 feet, it’s immensely cold as you reach the summit,” points out former Morgan Stanley broker Greenberg.

 

Greenberg and his sons will first travel through grassland and jungle before reaching alpine forests and arctic tundra. “Even as a family of keen hikers and climbers,” he adds, wrapping up, “we’re under no illusion about what’s in store, and we cannot wait for the challenge.”

 

The family’s trip to Tanzania is scheduled for June 2019.

 

Born in Texas before relocating to California for high school, Douglas Greenberg is today settled in the attractive and desirable Portland, Oregon suburb of Lake Oswego. A graduate of the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Executive Education Program and a former broker with Morgan Stanley, Greenberg is widely regarded for his problem-solving skills and for specializing in asset allocation and alternative investments.

A fan of live sports including professional baseball and basketball, the father of two is an avid volunteer, supporting numerous regional, national, and international charities. Greenberg is also the proud owner of a curly-coated retriever called Molly.

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Douglas Greenberg shares a brief history of the Portland Timbers

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Experienced broker and Portland Timbers fan Douglas Greenberg offers a closer look at the professional soccer club’s recent history.

An avid skier, scuba diver, hiker, and live sports fan, former Morgan Stanley broker and Portland Timbers supporter Douglas Greenberg takes a look back on his team’s decade-long history since the popular Major League Soccer club was established in Oregon’s largest and most populous city in 2009.

“Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2009, the Timbers are a member club of Major League Soccer’s Western Conference,” reveals Greenberg. Playing their home games at Providence Park in Portland’s Goose Hollow neighborhood since 2011, the Timbers are a so-called ‘phoenix club,’ according to the former Morgan Stanley broker.

“As a phoenix club, the current incarnation is the fourth soccer franchise based in the city of Portland to carry the Timbers name,” adds Greenberg, “which first existed with the original team back in 1975, almost four-and-a-half decades ago.”

While the original team played in the North American Soccer League, today’s Timbers compete exclusively in Major League Soccer as a member club of the league’s Western Conference. “The club finished the 2013 season in first place in the conference,” recalls Douglas Greenberg, “clinching their first-ever playoff appearance.”

Two years later, meanwhile, in 2015, the franchise went on to win the Western Conference Finals in the playoffs, representing their first major trophy. “The 2015 finals win saw the Timbers scoop their first big trophy; the Major League Soccer Cup,” reveals an enthusiastic Greenberg, a former broker with American multinational investment bank and financial services company Morgan Stanley. “My grown-up sons and I are all big fans of the Timbers,” adds the proud father of two.

Following the Portland Timbers’ 2013 first place finish and their Major League Soccer Cup victory in 2015, the Timbers again finished the Western Conference season in first place in 2017 according to Greenberg, who, at Morgan Stanley, specialized in asset allocation and alternative investments.

In addition to following live sports, Douglas Greenberg’s other passions include skiing, hiking, boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, and wine tasting. Owner of a curly-coated retriever named Molly, Greenberg also maintains an interest in the investments industry, as well as supporting and volunteering for a number of charities and good causes. Raised in Dallas, Texas, the Timbers fan and season ticket holder is today settled in Lake Oswego, around 10 miles from downtown Portland.

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Douglas Greenberg reflects on world’s best-rated scuba diving destinations

Douglas Greenberg reflects on world’s best-rated scuba diving destinations

 

Douglas Greenberg reflects on world's best-rated scuba diving destinationsFormer Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg considers the world’s top-rated scuba diving destinations according to the 2019 Scuba Diving Magazine Readers Choice Awards.

 

Voted for by the magazine’s readers and announced annually, Scuba Diving Magazine has recently revealed its best-rated scuba diving destinations from across the globe for 2019. Here, former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg considers the results and reflects on his own love of scuba diving and snorkeling.

 

“For this year’s vote, more than 5,000 divers took part in the Scuba Diving Magazine Readers Choice Awards,” reveals Greenberg, who’s based in Lake Oswego, close to Portland, Oregon, “making selections across a number of categories tailored toward advanced diving, wreck diving, shore diving, and more.”

 

Thousands of subscribers and online users rated their experiences at dive destinations across the globe in a variety of diving classifications. Final scores consist of an average of the numerical scores awarded, with a minimum number of responses required for a destination to be included in the ratings, according to the magazine’s publishers.

 

“Mexico topped the board for the best overall diving destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic,” reveals Greenberg, “while Hawaii topped the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the Red Sea vote.”

 

In the U.S. and Canada, it was the Florida Keys which came out on top of the best overall diving destination vote.

 

Magazine subscribers and web users also voted on wreck diving specifically, with the British Virgin Islands, Truk Lagoon, and the Great Lakes region coming out on top in their respective geographical locations. “For shore diving, Bonaire, Hawaii, and Florida topped the charts,” adds Greenberg, “while for animal life, it was the Bahamas, Galapagos, and Florida, again, which received the most votes overall.”

 

The top three destinations for advanced diving, meanwhile, across the Caribbean and Atlantic, the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the Red Sea, and the U.S. and Canada were revealed to be the Cayman Islands, Galapagos, and Florida. The same result, voting this time for beginner diving destinations, saw the Bay Islands, Hawaii, and Florida Keys top the charts.

 

“I’ve traveled all over the world,” says Greenberg, “and both scuba diving and snorkeling are among my favorite activities, especially when visiting somewhere new.”

 

“Given the opportunity,” he adds, wrapping up, “I would urge anyone interested in scuba diving to visit one of these most highly rated destinations and give it a go themselves.”

 

In addition to traveling and scuba diving across the globe, former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg’s other passions include skiinghiking, boating, and wine tasting. Owner of a chocolate-colored curly-coated retriever, father of two Greenberg also maintains an interest in investments, alternative investments, and asset allocation, as well as supporting and volunteering for a number of local, regional, national, and international charities and good causes.

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Douglas Greenberg shares his passion for professional sports

Sports fan and former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg reveals his passion for live sports.

Previously a broker with Morgan Stanley, keen skier and father of two Douglas Greenberg from Portland, Oregon is also an avid supporter of professional sports. A particular fan of the Portland Timbers, here he reveals his love of professional soccer and basketball, as well as partaking in skiing, scuba diving, and more.

“My two grown up sons and I are all big fans of the Portland Timbers,” reveals the father of two, formerly of Morgan Stanley and specializing in asset allocation and alternative investments.

Based in Portland, Oregon, the Timbers are a professional soccer club competing in Major League Soccer as a member club of the league’s Western Conference, playing their home games at Providence Park in the city’s Goose Hollow neighborhood since 2011. “The current club was founded in 2009,” reveals Greenberg, “when the city was awarded an expansion berth to Major League Soccer.”

The club is a so-called ‘phoenix club,’ according to the former Morgan Stanley broker, and the fourth soccer franchise based in the city of Portland to carry the legacy of the Timbers name. “The name first existed with the original team,” adds Greenberg, who’s also a keen follower of professional basketball, “in the North American Soccer League over 40 years ago, back in 1975.”

More recently, the Timbers finished the 2013 season in first place in the Western Conference, clinching their first ever playoff appearance. In 2015, meanwhile, the franchise went on to win the Western Conference Finals in the playoffs, representing their first major trophy, the Major League Soccer Cup. “Two years later, in 2017, the Timbers again finished the Western Conference season in first place,” adds Douglas Greenberg.

Further to supporting his preferred sports teams, Greenberg is also a highly experienced and talented skier. “I love to ski and have skied all over the world,” reveals the University of Texas at Dallas graduate. Raised in the northern Lone Star State metropolis, Greenberg also spent time in Tustin, California as a child, chiefly between 6th and 11th grade. Today, the Timbers fan and season ticket holder is settled in Lake Oswego, around 10 miles from downtown Portland.

In addition to traveling and skiing across the globe, Douglas Greenberg’s other passions include hiking, boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, and wine tasting. Owner of a chocolate-colored curly-coated retriever, Greenberg also maintains an interest in investments, alternative investments, and asset allocation, as well as supporting and volunteering for a number of local, regional, national, and international charities and good causes.

Douglas Greenberg Opens Up About the Importance of Family

Douglas Greenberg Opens Up About the Importance of Family

Douglas Greenberg Opens Up About the Importance of Family

Douglas Greenberg Opens Up About the Importance of FamilyBroker Douglas Greenberg, formerly of Morgan Stanley, shares his thoughts on the importance of family life.

 

With a passion for travel, sports, skiing, and scuba diving alike, it’s family life which remains most important to former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg. Here, the keen Portland Timbers fan and father of two shares his thoughts on the joys of family life as he opens up about hobbies, vacations, pets, and his planned trip to climb Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro with his sons later this year.

 

“Family life is immensely important to me,” explains Douglas Greenberg, “and we regularly attend live sports events, partake in a wide variety of outdoor activities, and travel the world together.”

 

Greenberg and family, who own a chocolate-colored curly-coated retriever named Molly, have recently vacationed in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, with the broker and his sons now preparing to travel to Tanzania in Africa this summer to climb the continent’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

“Enjoying such monumental moments in life with my family by my side means the world to me,” suggests Douglas Greenberg, who spent more than two decades at American multinational investment bank and financial services company Morgan Stanley, headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

 

Almost 10,000 Miles Traveled

From Portland, Oregon to Eastern Africa, the Greenberg family will trek through grassland and jungle before reaching the alpine forests and arctic tundra of Tanzania’s world-famous Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

At over 5,800 meters tall, Kilimanjaro’s highest volcanic peak, Kibo, soars above Africa’s second tallest mountain, Mount Kenya, by almost 700 meters. Positioned within Africa’s Great Lakes region, the Greenbergs’ trip to Kilimanjaro will see the family of keen hikers ascend close to 20,000 feet.

 

“My sons, in particular, cannot wait,” Greenberg adds, wrapping up, “and, as a family, we’re massively looking forward to undertaking this once in a lifetime challenge together.”

 

The Greenberg Family’s Trip to Kilimanjaro is Scheduled for June 2019.

Texas-born Douglas Greenberg today lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, close to Portland, the state’s largest city and the seat of Multnomah County. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania—The Wharton School Executive Education Program—and a former broker with Morgan Stanley, Douglas Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation.

 

A fan of professional basketball, the father of two is also a keen volunteer, supporting numerous charitable organizations, and enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving. Douglas Greenberg also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Broker Douglas Greenberg Shares Details of Planned Kilimanjaro Trip

Douglas Greenberg Plans Kilimanjaro Trip

Douglas GreenbergFormer Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg reflects on his love of travel as he shares details of his planned trip to hike Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

 

A love of travel has seen Douglas Greenberg and his family travel extensively across the globe, partaking in many of the former Morgan Stanley broker’s passions in the process, including skiing, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, and wine tasting. A keen fan of live sports and outdoor activities, Portland Timbers supporter Greenberg’s next trip will see him and his sons tackle Tanzania’s infamous Mount Kilimanjaro as the family travels to Africa to hike the continent’s tallest mountain.

 

At 5895 meters in height, Kibo—one of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic peaks—soars above Africa’s second highest mountain, Mount Kenya, by almost 700 meters. “My sons and I are immensely excited to travel to Tanzania to hike Kilimanjaro this summer,” reveals Greenberg.

 

Officially the United Republic of Tanzania, the country is positioned within Africa’s Great Lakes region. Bordered by Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is toward the north-easternmost part of the country.

 

The Greenbergs will endure a true test of physical endurance and strength on the trip, something which Douglas Greenberg is acutely aware of. “Despite being located on the Earth’s equator, because you’re ascending close to 20,000 feet, it’s immensely cold at almost every stage of the climb,” he explains.

 

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“Traveling first through grassland, jungle, and moorland before reaching alpine forests and arctic tundra, even as a family of keen hikers and climbers, we’re already preparing physically for the trip,” Greenberg adds.

 

A keen skier, Greenberg recently returned from Whitewater Ski Resort in southern British Columbia, Canada. “Ideally suited to intermediate or advanced skiers, the whole area was truly breathtaking,” he reveals.

 

Located close to the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, the area is also renowned for its sailing, according to Greenberg, who’s an experienced boater.

Greenberg’s trip to Kilimanjaro is scheduled for June 2019.

 

Born in Texas before moving to Southern California for high school, Douglas Greenberg is today a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania—The Wharton School Executive Education Program—and a former broker with Morgan Stanley, Greenberg is recognized for his problem-solving skills and specializing in asset allocation and alternative investments. A fan of professional basketball, the father of two—who currently owns a curly coated retriever named Molly—is also an avid volunteer, supporting numerous local, regional, national, and international charities.