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8:51 PM Thu, Nov. 15th

<I>Africa</I><BR>one man's journey<BR>Majestic Kilimanjaro beckoned: he responded

Wayne Sanford (in purple) with his guides at the chilly Uhuru Peak summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa.

He was a student teacher in rafting in college, and took other trips since then such as a private float through the Grand Canyon.

So he was more confident about his rafting trip down the Nile in Uganda, especially after seeing the Equator Rafts company set-up with support kayaks and getting to practice swimming rapids when the raft flipped over.

But that doesn't mean it was easy.

"That was the biggest water I've ever rafted in," Sanford said.

His raft flipped twice in the rapids and he survived just fine.

If there was anything deep inside to cure, it was cured.

Contact the reporter at jdodder@prescottaz.com