Douglas Greenberg Plans Kilimanjaro Trip
A love of travel has seen Douglas Greenberg and his family travel extensively across the globe, partaking in many of the former Morgan Stanley broker’s passions in the process, including skiing, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, and wine tasting. A keen fan of live sports and outdoor activities, Portland Timbers supporter Greenberg’s next trip will see him and his sons tackle Tanzania’s infamous Mount Kilimanjaro as the family travels to Africa to hike the continent’s tallest mountain.
At 5895 meters in height, Kibo—one of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic peaks—soars above Africa’s second highest mountain, Mount Kenya, by almost 700 meters. “My sons and I are immensely excited to travel to Tanzania to hike Kilimanjaro this summer,” reveals Greenberg.
Officially the United Republic of Tanzania, the country is positioned within Africa’s Great Lakes region. Bordered by Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is toward the north-easternmost part of the country.
The Greenbergs will endure a true test of physical endurance and strength on the trip, something which Douglas Greenberg is acutely aware of. “Despite being located on the Earth’s equator, because you’re ascending close to 20,000 feet, it’s immensely cold at almost every stage of the climb,” he explains.
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“Traveling first through grassland, jungle, and moorland before reaching alpine forests and arctic tundra, even as a family of keen hikers and climbers, we’re already preparing physically for the trip,” Greenberg adds.
A keen skier, Greenberg recently returned from Whitewater Ski Resort in southern British Columbia, Canada. “Ideally suited to intermediate or advanced skiers, the whole area was truly breathtaking,” he reveals.
Located close to the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, the area is also renowned for its sailing, according to Greenberg, who’s an experienced boater.
Greenberg’s trip to Kilimanjaro is scheduled for June 2019.
Born in Texas before moving to Southern California for high school, Douglas Greenberg is today a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania—The Wharton School Executive Education Program—and a former broker with Morgan Stanley, Greenberg is recognized for his problem-solving skills and specializing in asset allocation and alternative investments. A fan of professional basketball, the father of two—who currently owns a curly coated retriever named Molly—is also an avid volunteer, supporting numerous local, regional, national, and international charities.
Experienced broker Douglas Greenberg reflects on his passion for traveling, skiing, and other outdoor activities.
The travel and tourism sector is today one of the world’s largest industries with a total global direct, indirect, and induced economic contribution of more than $7.5 trillion annually. That’s according to investment advisor and global traveler Douglas Greenberg, a sports fan and father of two from Portland, Oregon.
“I’ve traveled all over the world,” reveals Greenberg, “which has allowed me to indulge in many of my favorite activities, and for which I’m incredibly grateful.”
An experienced skier and particular fan of skiing generally, Greenberg recently visited Whitewater Ski Resort in southern British Columbia, Canada. A ski resort located just 20 minutes outside of the city of Nelson, Whitewater Ski Resort is situated in the Selkirk Mountains beneath the 2,400 meter high Ymir Mountain.
The Selkirks receive abundant dry snow, ideal for skiing, with Whitewater Ski Resort itself widely recognized for its steep runs. “Around 80 percent of the runs at Whitewater are considered either intermediate or advanced,” points out Greenberg, himself an advanced skier. “The area really is truly breathtaking,” he adds.
According to Douglas Greenberg, who’s also a keen boater, and who was raised in Dallas, Texas, the city of Nelson is located on the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. “The area is renowned for both its skiing and sailing,” he points out.
Born in Texas before moving to Tustin in Southern California for high school, Greenberg is now a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Greenberg’s other recent travels have taken him and his family to Europe and Asia, with the Dallas native also having traveled extensively elsewhere across the globe throughout his life. The advisor’s other interests, he says, include watching live sports, hiking, visiting vineyards and wine tasting, plus snorkeling and scuba diving.
A particular fan of professional basketball, the father of two is also an avid volunteer, supporting numerous local, regional, national, and international charities. Greenberg currently owns a curly coated retriever named Molly.
“When I’m not traveling, I particularly enjoy getting outdoors with my wonderful dog Molly, hiking, boating, and enjoying the beautiful local scenery here in Lake Oswego, Oregon,” adds the seasoned jet-setter and sports fan, wrapping up.
Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon and a former advisor with Morgan Stanley, known for his problem-solving skills and specializing in asset allocation and alternative investments. A graduate of the executive education program business at the Wharton School at the the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, a private Ivy League university in Philadelphia established in 1881, former Morgan Stanley advisor Greenberg can be contacted on LinkedIn by visiting https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglasgreenberg/.
From Colorado to Wyoming, and with up to 500 inches of annual snowfall, investment banking broker and skiing aficionado Douglas Greenberg, who’s also a keen hiker, scuba diver, and sports fan, explores three of the United State’s most highly regarded and best-rated ski resorts.
Greenberg kicks off with Vail, the largest ski area in Colorado and one which boasts a charming European-style village. With long, wide runs and plenty to do off the slopes, Vail is third among Greenberg’s highlighted resorts. “Vail is known as the destination resort which other destination resorts aspire to be!” says the broker, formerly of American multinational investment bank and financial services company, Morgan Stanley.
Greenberg says that while expensive, Vail is among the most impressive places to ski in the United States. “It should be noted, however,” he adds, “that it’s possible to get stuck in town if inclement weather results in the closure of Vail Pass, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing in itself!”
The largest ski resort in Colorado and one of the largest in North America, Vail enjoys a generous 350 inches of snowfall in an average year.
Second of Greenberg’s three picks is Telluride, also in Colorado. With high-quality powder and a huge variety of terrain, Telluride is similarly expensive, according to the experienced and highly regarded broker, but particularly noteworthy for its historic Western town setting and more than 300 inches of snowfall annually.
“Telluride affords keen skiers with truly stunning scenery in the heart of the ‘Wild West,’” suggests father-of-two Greenberg, who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, before moving to Tustin in Southern California for high school.
Now a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Douglas Greenberg‘s final and first place pick among the country’s best-rated ski resorts is slightly closer to home.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming enjoys legendary slopes, over 500 inches of average yearly snowfall, and a highly efficient lift network widely praised by visitors. Lines are said to be a rare occurrence, and the resort also serves as something of an unofficial gateway into Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks according to seasoned investment banking professional and skiing fan Greenberg.
“Set in another charming town, Jackson Hole is widely regarded as world-class, and while the slopes are more suited to intermediate and expert skiers, it’s an opportunity not to be missed!” he adds, wrapping up.
Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon and a former broker with Morgan Stanley, known for his problem-solving skills and specializing in asset allocation and alternative investments. A graduate of The Wharton School, the business school of the University of Pennsylvania and a private Ivy League university in Philadelphia established in 1881, former Morgan Stanley broker Greenberg is a keen volunteer, skier, and sports fan. His other interests include travel, hiking, boating, scuba diving, and wine tasting.