Entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore was struck by rockfall while climbing up the Western Breach route. The Western Breach was closed for a period of time after rockfall killed three climbers in 2006. Many prominent Kilimanjaro operators, including Ultimate Kilimanjaro®, do not operate on the route specifically due to safety concerns for staff and clients.
Scott was traveling around the world with his wife, Chelsea Dinsmore. Tanzania was their 21st country. In his blog post, Scott said he almost decided against booking the Tanzania trip because he didn’t think he could go on a digital break.
“How ridiculous is that? To pass up an adventure I’ve talked about for years — because I’d convinced myself I couldn’t disconnect. Or more truthfully, because I couldn’t find the courage to do it. That would have been a tragedy.”