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Kilimanjaro: Preparing for Summit Day

Jambo from Barafu Camp,

The team did great today on our move up to high camp. The hard work over the last five days has paid off and we are now ready for our summit attempt. Today was our shortest day of hiking so far, and we made it to Barafu Camp in just under 3 hours. Now we have the whole afternoon to rest up and sort through our gear one last time, just to make sure we have everything we need for tomorrow.

You would not be able guess we are at 15,000’ right now. The sun is finally winning out over the clouds and it is warm, especially inside the tents. It won’t last long, but we’ll take it while it does.

An early dinner is the plan for tonight and hopefully we will be horizontal by 6:30 pm. The alarm is already set for 11:45 pm, and hope to be walking by 1:00 am. We should be arriving at the crater rim around sunrise and then one final stretch up to Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa.

Our group is really strong and up for the challenge of tomorrow. Thanks the positive comments on the blog.

Will try and check-in from the summit tomorrow, or when we get down to Mweka Camp.

RMI Guide Jeff Martin and Team Simba Sita

On The Map


Comments (4)

Heidi and David. Excited to follow your daily progress.
Look forward to hearing that you have reached the summit
and accomplished your objective! All the best! Stay safe and
be strong. XOXO Dad

Posted by: Craig Berkman on

Great to follow your amazing advendure through the blog and photos!  Hope today’s ascent exceeds your expectations and that the Roof Of Africa was as phenomenal as it sounds.  See you when you return home.  Safe travels and have fun!

Posted by: Romy Mortensen on

Keep up the fantastic work Team Simba Sita!! We’ve been following the blog and daily itinerary, and are in awe of your efforts. You can do it! Can’t wait to see pics from the summit!! Lots of love - especially to Daddy & husband Jim!! XOXO, P, J & C

Posted by: Pamela Wick on

Great job Team Simba Sita!!!! Go Heidi & David!!!! XOXO The Wilder Family

Posted by: Jennifer Wilder on

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