Jul 05, 2013 09:55AM
● Published by Style
Photos courtesy of Lynn Solberg.
El Dorado Hills resident Lynn Solberg got the idea to climb Mount Kilimanjaro from a magazine.
“I read a travel essay about a couple who had attempted to climb it and failed,” Solberg explains. Although she hadn’t been on a long-distance hike since her childhood days in the Girl Scouts, Solberg was far from deterred. Where others had failed, she wanted to succeed. She began a rigorous training regimen, taking long-distance hikes and using a special machine to train her lungs for oxygen-poor environments. And at 7:15 a.m. on February 26, 2013, she accomplished her goal, hiking all 19,341 feet of the fourth highest mountain in the world. “I knew if I set my mind to it, I could do it,” Solberg says.
Solberg is currently back at work in Folsom, where she is general manager and co-owner of the Lake Natoma Inn and a member of the board of directors for the Folsom Historic District Association, among other community groups. She is passionate about supporting healthy growth for Folsom, and despite her busy schedule, she hasn’t given up her love of travel and adventure. Every three months she takes a trip somewhere new, and thus far has been to more than 48 countries all over the globe. These days, she’s got her eye on Mount Everest as a future project. Why, you might ask? “Why not?” she says with a laugh.
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