Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team at Barafu Readying for Summit

Posted by: Mark Tucker | July 28, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

Mark Tucker checking in from High Camp, Kilimanjaro. It is very breezy but hopefully that will change. We are in clear skies. We have a sea of clouds below us. The route looks like it’s in pretty good shape. May need a little bit of luck with the weather. The team is all together up here. And you know, we’re doing okay. There is the typical this, that and the other thing, but so far so good. So we got our fingers crossed and we have a great group of support team with our local staffing and an early, early dinner. The sun is just setting or we’re gonna crawl into the tents for a 5-hour nap and then we’re gonna hop on up and get goin’. Hopefully the next call will be from the summit, if I get the chance. So we will be checking in sooner than later. Thanks for checking in with us as well.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Barafu Camp, Kilimanjaro's High Camp. Barafu Camp at Night. Photo:

RMI Guide Mark Tucker checks in from High Camp

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Mitch/Dad and Dion:  We knew you would go great things!! We are very happy for you both. Can’t wait to hear stories and see photos. Woots & Dubs!! Connie, Kirby & Mac, Blaire, Scott

Posted by: Connie Barnhart on 7/29/2012 at 4:57 pm

Love You All Very Much Glad you made it this far with hopfully minor things Be safe going down Can’t wait for your safe trip home Mom & Dad I know your all in Gods hands

Posted by: mom & dad on 7/29/2012 at 3:11 pm

Dennis, Eric & Milbraths,
We are anxious to hear about your summit attempt.  We hope that the weather cooperates.  Danny lit a candle for you at church. All of you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.  Stay safe and enjoy the view from the top! 
Love, Kim, Sarah & Danny

Posted by: Kim Mulherin on 7/29/2012 at 4:41 am

Dion, Dad and I just sent you a comment but signed it as “mom and dad” only. Please know that that message was from your Dad, Uncle Everett, Aunt Mary Kay, and myself. We all love you! Godspeed and may God bless you and your crew!

Posted by: Joe and Lou Guest on 7/28/2012 at 6:47 pm

are you still hanging there?we are in atlanta at uncle everett and kaye’s house. tracking your adventure . We continue to pray for u and your company’s safety. onward climb. go cats. love mom and dad

Posted by: mom and dad on 7/28/2012 at 6:32 pm

hope you are havin fun. be safe and hope to see you soon. love mom and dad

Posted by: mom and mom on 7/28/2012 at 6:20 pm

Scott - Guess we need to get the MOJO going for the weather.  Enjoy the climb.

Posted by: Mama Bewley on 7/28/2012 at 5:06 pm

Brother Mitch—think about you every day. Enjoy the summit. Can’t wait to hear about it. Love you. E and family.

Posted by: Eric Barnhart on 7/28/2012 at 2:44 pm

Good luck on your summit climb Mark!
Wish you a good weather and clear sky.
Regards from Lake Manyara wildlife hotel

Posted by: Monika Semkova on 7/28/2012 at 2:03 pm

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