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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – Day Six Midnight Summit Push

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – Day Six Midnight Summit Push   I can’t tell you truly about anyone else’s experience on the push to the summit since this is a time when you pull all your mental and physical energy together and turn inward to see what you are made of. This is where you see […]

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Climbing Barranco Wall

Check it out! Up Barranco Wall

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – Day Six Barranco to Barafu

A 4000′ Gain Day and Up Barranco Wall!   We woke up this morning with anticipation of a big day of climbing followed by our summit attempt tonight. It was still overcast and foggy but at some point in the middle of the night, the clouds cleared and during a nocturnal bathroom break, most of […]

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – Day Five

Reaching Above 15,000 feet!   Last night I was able to eat some toast and felt that by today I would be sufficiently recovered to rejoin the team on the quest for the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. And this morning I felt about 80% recovered. I was able to still eat only toast and was […]

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – Day Four Shira II Camp

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – Day Four   Disaster struck today!!! Last evening two of our team members became ill with a gastro intestinal infection. This can end a climbers expedition and the dream of standing on the summit. Our team has taken every precaution to avoid this but sometimes the infections get into the camp. […]

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – Day Three Lemosho Route

Finally the Sun! We woke today to an amazing blue sky and the soaring peak of Kilimanjaro so close we could touch it but still over 8000’ above our heads. We also woke to an amazing white ground! No, not snow yet at this elevation but a hard frost made for some beautiful crystals on […]

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – Day Two

Climbing Kilimanjaro – Day Two The team woke in good spirits today to a blue sky!  We were at Big Tree Camp (8995 ft) inside the beautiful rainforests on the lower western slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro.   Our climbing team of six were ready to hit the trail early.  It was only 5:30am but they were all […]

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Day One on The Mountain!

Day One and we are on our way!   All night we lay in bed listening to the POUNDING rain outside.  It is not the rainy season here in Tanzania, but boy was it coming down.  All we could think about was, please let the sun shine tomorrow for our first day of climbing on […]

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Day One Pre Climb, Welcome to Tanzania!

We have arrived!!!  After two days of flying from the USA we arrived in the dark at Kilimanjaro airport in northeast Tanzania.  We walked down the jetway into the warmth and humidity of Africa and into a sea of hiking boots, climbing bags and khaki cargo pants. The majority of people who fly into this […]

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The Kilimanjaro YES I CAN climbing Team

Adventure means many things to many people.  To our group of six intrepid travelers it means spending 8 days climbing the highest peak on the African continent.  So we have gathered here near the boarder of Kenya and Tanzania to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro.  This photo was taken outside the hotel the morning after our arrival […]

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