Two Cleveland Clinic docs climb Mount Kilimanjaro with sons

Two Cleveland Clinic physicians climbed Africa’s highest peak with their sons — one a 24-year-old who is blind.

Dr. Glen Stevens, a neurologist, and Dr. Alan Taege, the Clinic’s director of HIV care, ascended to the peak of 19,000-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania along with their two sons.

Stevens’ son, Ryan, has been blind since birth. “What the climb did for me is I always worry about my son, but I will worry about him less,” the elder Stevens told NewsNet 5.


The four climbers spent eight days on Mount Kilimanjaro, but spent only about 20 minutes at the top because it was so cold. Stevens described the climb as “kind of a surreal experience.”

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