Preparing for Kilimanjaro

An old friend shows this mountain climbing rookie the ropes

Updated: May 10, 2011, 9:44 AM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Editor's note: ESPN football analyst Tedy Bruschi will chronicle his climb up the 19,000-foot Mount Kilimanjaro (May 13-19) for ESPNBoston.com. Bruschi, former Titans coach Jeff Fisher, former Eagles tight end Chad Lewis and four injured military service members are climbing the mountain to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The journey begins.

On Monday, I flew to New Jersey to meet the group headed to Mount Kilimanjaro. The plan is to tour Ground Zero on Tuesday ...

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