Starting our summit climb at midnight, there was a lot of adrenaline. This turned out to be the most challenging physical experience that either one of us has ever had.
While we may not have been going home, we were on an adrenaline high still and looking forward to a shower.
The acclimatization seems to be helping, because we can tell that we’re feeling better each morning waking up at 13,000ft.
our camp is next to this huge rockface called the Barranco Wall. As we began our hike, Calvin told us, “So we’re going up that.”
OK, now Adam gets the altitude. Our pace has slowed slightly, but we are both feeling strong
Modi woke us up with tea this morning at 6:30am. Breakfast was served at 7:30am, then we set off on the trail at 8am.
Feeling great and full of energy. Annie was worried that she wouldn’t be able to fall asleep, because she’s not a frequent tent sleeper, but she passed out.
The day is here!
Our head guide, Calvin, met us at our hotel at 8:30am this morning.
We ate like kings for 3 meals a day. Kumba and Mudi cooked some delicious meals.
We never would have had a chance to make it to the summit without our team from Kili-Treks. These guys are incredible.
This is what we wrote before climbing Kilimanjaro. We were right in some places and horribly wrong on others.
On our day off prior to our climb, our head guide took us to visit several local Chagga villages.