Kilimanjaro: Team Reaches High Camp ready for Summit Bid

Posted by: Casey Grom | September 22, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

Hi Everyone,

The team did a great job again on the short hike up to our high camp. It’s been a long journey but everyone is in good spirits and we are all excited about tonight’s climb.Our plan is to wake at midnight, have a quick breakfast and then be walking by 1am. If all goes according to plan then we hope to be on the summit just after sunrise.We will spend the next few hours resting, preparing our gear and hopefully getting a little sleep too.

The climb will break down into one hour stretches with 10-15 min. breaks between each hour. Our pace will be slow but steady with lots of breathing as we ascend to “The Roof of Africa” 19’340ft above sea level. We’ll do our best and will try to call from the summit.

Wish us luck!

RMI Guide Casey Grom and Crew

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Ken and Leeza! I believe you are at the summit right about now. :-). Thinking of you and best wished to all!  Sabine and Larry

Posted by: Sabine Calkins on 9/22/2012 at 5:01 pm

We are thinking of you all & sending good vibes for endurance and ease! We love you, Jordan!

Posted by: Susannah Wally on 9/22/2012 at 2:16 pm

Wow—what an accomplishment so far! Good luck and safety to all. Can’t wait to get that call! Go team Casey! The Mountains, O including Jake!!!

Posted by: Kelly and Barry Mountain on 9/22/2012 at 9:35 am

Good luck! Getting down is mandatory! ;)

Posted by: mattv on 9/22/2012 at 8:18 am

Sounds like it’s been an amazing trip so far. Good luck to all as you ascend to the top. Love following the blog. Can’t wait to read about the summit.  Love & hugs to the Mountains.

Posted by: Julia Erickson on 9/22/2012 at 7:39 am

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