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.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

kilimanjaro, day 5

It is 2:19 pm on July 2nd here in Tanzania. We just hiked 5 hours to kibo hut at 4,700 meters (over 15,000 ft) way about the cloud line. We will hike all night tonight and summit in the morning. Over 1000 meters to go. Hopefully my next post will say that we've made it and are on our way down.