A Spirited find on the Mountain
A Kilimanjaro memory flashback from December 1987
with a high percentage of bad puns
I was in high spirits when I ascended Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, with a group of EWP climbers…Whilst exploring a remote area of Kilimanjaro’s summit, Uhuru Peak, I stumbled upon an unexpected drink that had been waiting for me for over decade.
12 bottles of Canadian Club whisky were dropped from a plane onto the summit some 18 years earlier in their “Hide a Case” promotion campaign.This case had parachuted in onto the summit but had drifted to a remote area of the summit icefields. Where it remained undiscovered for over 10 years.
Over the years the shadow cast by the parachute and the case had prevented the ice beneath from melting and were they were standing on two pillars of ice.
The president of Canadian Club UK was delighted to hear about this find and another bottle awaited me on my return to the UK.