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Something Blue

Ferris Wheels, roller coaster rides, ridiculously high water slides, bobsleds and a 700 feet sky explorer are all exhilarating activities for the adventurous kind, like me. They were all wonderful and sometimes scary fun, but nothing compares to the 14-mile climb over the Blue Mountains right here in “sweet sweet Jamaica”. The Blue Mountains are known as the longest mountain range and include the island’s highest point, the Blue Mountain Peak, at 2256 m (7402 ft). Since my hiking experience was unlike anything I have ever known, I decided to share it so you can have a go for yourself! I interviewed someone who hiked that mountainous challenge an impressive and almost unbelievable amount of times. His name is Kesmit Williams, a Jamaican chef garde manger who has been a chef for over 15 years and he absolutely loves to ‘run up that hill’ in his spare time How many times have you hiked to the Blue Mountain Peak? A. 44 times Why 44? Because I didn’t get to 45. (He laughed.) I really want to climb it when I get back to Jamaica. What made you keep going back? A. It’s about character building, life endurance and being one

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