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On top of Africa
At 3 a.m. the morning of January 7, Boston College freshman Nick Claudio awoke to the sound of harsh winds whipping the flaps of his nylon tent. Wearing four layers to protect against the cold, he prepared for a day of hiking in grueling conditions. In seven hours, if all went well, he would achieve a remarkable goal: to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain, without being able to see it.