Monday, July 07, 2008

kilimanjaro, days 6 and 7

I summited Kilimanjaro at 7:30 am the morning of July 3rd, 2008, day 6 on the mountain. I reached Uhuru peak, 5895 meters above sea level, the highest point in Africa. After summiting, the rest of the day was spent hiking part way down the mountain, 15 hours of hiking that day. Then, the day afterward we finished with another 6 hours. When we reached the park gate at the base of the mountain, we all had a beer to celebrate. It was good.


Blogger Richard Neill, MD said...

I suppose it'd be too bourgeois to complain that you've had us wondering if you died of altitude sickness these last five days.

Congrats and more pictures please!

7/08/2008 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it can not go without saying: we're very proud of you (and a little envious)!

7/08/2008 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger s said...

Wow, Mike. Very proud and very envious indeed. Just wow.

7/08/2008 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Eric Budelier said...

Congrats Mike! Very impressive. You'll have to share some of the stories when you get back in the states. Can't wait to hear them. EB

7/12/2008 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Mike Larkin said...

cin a brotha get sum pics up in heeeeaaar??

7/20/2008 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous K Neill said...

Well, Sky Divin Einstein.... when I found out you were going to do this, I was amazed (not surprised), when I saw the pics, I was amazed (and surprised), and when I heard your voice after you had reached the summit I was totally euphoric about how amazing it must have been for you. You are amazing! And ur my sur-prize! I love you!

11/08/2008 09:11:00 AM  

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