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Kilimanjaro: The Family Climb Spends the Day in The Garden of the Elephants

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 17, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

It’s another great day on safari!  Right now we’re in Tarangire National Park and the animals are out in full force.  There have been tons of elephants of course as this is ‘the garden of the elephants’.  In addition to the animals there are tons if really cool Baobab trees.  We’re all having a blast on the penultimate day of our trip.

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Peter Whittaker

Elephant at Tarangire National Park. Photo: Seth Waterfall Baobab tree at Tarangire National Park. Photo: RMI Collection

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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


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: 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).

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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 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 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: 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 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.

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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


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams Reach Summit August 8th!

Posted by: Leon Davis, Peter Whittaker | August 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 5:00 a.m.  Peter reported a beautiful and windless day.  The teams began their descent to Camp Muir.  They will take a break there before continuing to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

RMI Guide Peter Whittaker leads the Four Day Summit Climb August 5 - 8, 2013 team. Photo: Jon Mancuso
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Congratulations, Chris! It was nice meeting you at Muir last weekend. Keep climbing!

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Posted by: Sherrie Trecker on 8/8/2013 at 12:52 pm


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