Thousands of steps climbed, hundreds of miles of hiking and training in every type of weather! Our team is ready to fly eleven thousand miles and ten time zones -- to climb towards summit of Kilimanjaro and the roof of the African continent!
We'll be posting updates as we can. If you don't see one daily, please don't assume that monkeys hijacked our communications! We'll be climbing three thin-aired miles above sea level and communications aren't always possible. We'll post when we can!
Right now we're still all in USA and plowing through checklists and piles of gear!
Mount Kilimanjaro is comprised of three volcanic cones Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. She is a dormant volcano and is not only the highest mountain in Africa, but at only 200 miles from the Indian Ocean, is the the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) ASL
Of all climbers attempting to reach the summit - Uhuru Peak, less than 50% go all the way. So, we head off on this trip with a strong sense of camaraderie, confidence and humility. We've worked hard to prepare and we'll work as a team to do the best we can. We know that a big part of the adventure, is that we don't know what comes ahead. We're about to find out!
Our team roster is:
Anna, Josephine, Leslie, Mariana, Pam, Sheri, Yvonne, Chris, James, John, Sam, Scott and Tony.
Joining us for the second part of our expedition in the Serengeti Plains are; Alex, Mandy and Jo.
And our mascot ~ Von Growl
To the top!