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Tag: Africa

The Way Back Down and Moshi

  What goes up, must come down.  It took 4 days to go up and 1 1/2 days to go down.  We booked it too.  My two big toes are numb and my knee hurts from the trip down but the oxygen in the air is so much thicker that breathing is no problem anymore!  Yay! The dining tent: Vicki managed to forget about the Pringles she packed in her duffel at the start of the climb (who does that!).  She found them on the last day and brought them to tea time in the dining tent.  Words do not Read More

Finally…Uhuru Point!

  After Barranco Wall Day we got a few hours of sleep before being awoken in the dead of night.  Actually it was 11:30pm but since we are on the side of the mountain, there was obviously no light, just the stars and moon.  And it was –10 degrees.  Fun times.  After bundling up like I never have before, we took off at midnight for our 6 hour trek up to Uhuru Point- Mt. Kilimanjaro’s summit. Headlamps lit and ready to go: photo by Dave This was by far the hardest hike we did all trip.  Not only was it Read More