Entries From Kilimanjaro 10-5-13

Kilimanjaro: Peter Whittaker and the Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ready in Africa

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb arrived in Tanzania and spent the day making final preparations and packing their gear for their departure on to the mountain tomorrow morning. Check out their video dispatch below.

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker & Seth Waterfall

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What an amazing journey Samantha! Best of luck! Zoe and I will be checking the blog daily! Mac & Zoe Pappas

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Posted by: Mac Pappas on 10/8/2013 at 1:50 pm

What an experience for you Sam! Bring back lots of pictures ... I can’t wait to see them!

Love, Mrs. Tyndall

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Posted by: Mrs. Tyndall on 10/8/2013 at 9:37 am


Kilimanjaro: Peter Whittaker and the Kilimanjaro Family Climb Reach Machame Camp

Posted by: | October 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 9,800'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb began the ascent today, climbing through the rainforest on Kilimanjaro‘s lower slopes to reach Machame Camp at 9,800’. Check out their video dispatch below.

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker & Seth Waterfall

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Another great day for the Team. keep smiling :-)

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Posted by: Terrianne Riga on 10/9/2013 at 1:47 pm

Best Wishes on a SAFE and super climb! You will never forget this adventure & it brings back wonderful memories of January 2007, when my son & I made the… read more

Posted by: simeon hain on 10/9/2013 at 11:36 am


Kilimanjaro: Peter Whittaker and the Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ascend To The Shira Plateau

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 09, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,300'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb reached Shira Camp at 12,300’ on the Shira Plateau today. The team checks in with an update on the ascent in today’s video dispatch:

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Seth Waterfall

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WAY TO GO SAM! You are all doing sooooooooooo AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see you again!!!!!!! Miss You! ❤️

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Posted by: Taylor Riga on 10/9/2013 at 2:30 pm

So excited for you and your Dad. I love watching these videos! What a wonderful memory you are creating with him!

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Posted by: Noreen on 10/9/2013 at 1:30 pm


Kilimanjaro: Peter Whittaker and the Kilimanjaro Family Climb Set New Altitude Records

Posted by: | October 10, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,800'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb departed Shira Plateau today, passing Lava Tower - and setting a few new personal altitude records along the way - before reaching Barranco Camp beneath Kilimanjaro‘s Southern Breach Wall. Watch the video dispatch of today’s climb:

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You all look great
We miss you !
Almost there!  Thanks for the notes and flowers!

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Posted by: Tracey golden on 10/11/2013 at 11:17 am

Team is going Stong. Almost there! Once on top Sam you slide all the way down. Lol

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Posted by: Terrianne's Riga on 10/11/2013 at 6:49 am


Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ascends The Barranco Wall

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 13,000'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb climbed the Barranco Wall today, traversing beneath the southern side of Kilimanjaro to reach their camp at Karanga Valley. Climber John Dorn describes today’s climb in the video dispatch:

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Your all doing great. Tomorrow to the top. How exciting! We miss you Sam!

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Posted by: Terrianne Riga on 10/12/2013 at 11:26 pm


Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Reaches High Camp

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

The Kilimanjaro Family climb reaches their high camp at Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro today. Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb.

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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Reaches The Summit!

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 19,348'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb reached Uhuru Peak this morning, the summit of Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa! Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb:

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Team standing on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro!

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Congratulations team Kilimanjaro Family Climb!!!  It was very fun watching your progress on facebook.  I especially enjoyed the caption contest and winning the trekking poles-thank you!  My new poles will… read more

Posted by: Lynette Alber on 11/4/2013 at 2:30 pm

You’ve conquered Kilimanjaro!!! Everest next??? Congratulations to the team especially the Golden ones!

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Posted by: Lori Derr on 10/14/2013 at 6:59 am


Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Returns From The Mountain

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Hello from the Dik Dik.  This is Seth with a quick check in letting you know this we are all off the mountain safe and sound.  We had a nice walk down from our last camp this morning and we’re back at the hotel before 1pm.  After some well deserved showers we had a great celebratory dinner.  Now were all psyched up for our safari.  That’s starts tomorrow with a visit to Lake Manyara.  We’ll check in after our game drive.

- RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

A celebration dinner set up at the Dik Dik Hotel (RMI Collection).

Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Begins Their Safari

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 15, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Jambo from Lake Manyara!  We’ve just finished a great afternoon game drive.  The elephants were out in full force today.  We got extremely close to several of the amazon creatures.  Another highlight of the day was seeing several baboon and monkey babies.  All in all it was a great first day on safari.

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Seth Waterfall

Elephant at Lake Manyara National Park. Photo: Seth Waterfall A baboon at Lake Manyara National Park. Photo: Jeff Martin
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Now you can all relax and really enjoy yourself! Must be beautiful actually seeing the animals in their natural habitat. Sam take lots of pictures of those giraffes.

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Posted by: Terrianne Riga on 10/15/2013 at 12:05 pm


Kilimanjaro: Enjoying The Safari at Ngorongoro Crater

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 16, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

This is Seth checking in from Ngorongoro Crater.  We’ve been having a spectacular day of game viewing.  The main event was getting to see two lions, one male, one female, right next to the road.  We have also seen tons of other stuff.  Tonight we’re staying at the Plantation Lodge and tomorrow we will visit Tarangire National Park.

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Peter Whittaker

Ngorongoro Crater Game Viewing. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Hi Guys! It’s Samantha’s class! We just wanted to congratulate you all on your amazing climb! Have fun on your safari!

-Mrs.Dunne’s Class

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Posted by: PAT DUNNE on 10/17/2013 at 4:09 am


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