Douglas Greenberg Plans Kilimanjaro Trip
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.