Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Preparing for Summit Bid

Posted by: Casey Grom | September 09, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

Hello again everyone.

Day 5 and we have arrived at Kilimanjaro’s high camp, 15,000ft!

The team once again did a great job of getting to camp in just under our 3-hour target time. It was another nice day here this morning and now we are sitting in the clouds, which will make for perfect napping temperatures.

We have just finished another enjoyable lunch and have discussed the plans for our upcoming climb. Everyone seems excited and as usual, a little nervous too.

Our plan is to wake up at midnight, have breakfast at 12:30 p.m., and hopefully start our climb around 1 a.m. If all goes according to plan, we should reach the summit somewhere around 7 - 9 a.m. EAT (5 - 7 a.m. PST).

Wish us luck!
RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

The trail leading to High Camp on Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeff Martin Team Grom excited for summit day in the morning! Photo: Casey Grom

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Jami & Heidi. We got your message. Congratulations! We have been watching your progress. Love you both, Mom, Dad and kids.

Posted by: Carrie Whitney on 9/10/2013 at 4:13 am

My Heidi Looks COLD…..Keep warm Girl!  Miss You!!

Posted by: Mary Jo Sabo on 9/10/2013 at 2:51 am

Wishing you the Best of Luck from the East Coast! Tomorrow sounds eventful have fun!
Love and Miss you Mom and Dad!
-The whole gang back home.

Posted by: Shelby Morris on 9/9/2013 at 5:32 pm

Lookin’ good Dan & Kendyl!
Am really looking forward to Summit pictures.
Have a safe hike tonight - Love you!  Miss you!!

Posted by: Tracy O. on 9/9/2013 at 10:09 am

Happy faces! Have a great Summit Climb.
Looking forward to next pictures.

Posted by: Linda on 9/9/2013 at 9:49 am

Sending prayers your way for a great summit!  Love and miss you!

Posted by: Tasha on 9/9/2013 at 8:44 am

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