Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom | February 17, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 19,340'

As planned we were up early and started climbing just before 1 a.m. The weather was clear, calm and not too chilly. Surprisingly we were one of the last groups out of camp this morning and thankfully had little traffic issues on the ascent. The weather stayed nice all morning and it was just a little breezy on top. After a long 8 hours of climbing uphill we had the entire group on the summit of Kilimanjaro. We only spent about 20 minutes on top before heading back to high camp. Where we spent about an hour eating, drinking, and getting things packed up and have all safely descended down to our last camp of the climb.

Tomorrow is hot showers and clean clothes, then we’re off to safari!

RMI Guide Casey Grom

Donned with headlamps, the team heads up. Photo: RMI Collection An RMI team on Kilimanjaro summit day. Photo: RMI Collection

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Maria and Peter - way to go!!!  Envious and very proud.  Enjoy (a much deserved) glass of wine or three xxx Jane

Posted by: Jane on 2/18/2013 at 8:42 pm

Maria & Peter - FAB well done you amazing nutters….enjoy a little luxury when you decend love and hugs H xx

Posted by: Helen on 2/18/2013 at 10:53 am

Larry congrats on making the summit!! Enjoy your safari.

Posted by: Paul on 2/18/2013 at 9:25 am

Congratuations Gregg!  All that hard work paid off.  Have a great time on the Safari.

Posted by: David on 2/18/2013 at 8:39 am

Larry…You are dah man…Congratulation…Let’s see: Three of the Seven in 13 months…Awesome…All my best…Walter

Posted by: walter glover on 2/18/2013 at 5:53 am

Way to go, Holley and CC!! Love you guys! Enjoy safari!!

Posted by: TOH on 2/18/2013 at 4:56 am

Maria and Peter


sue x

Posted by: sue on 2/18/2013 at 4:37 am

Congrats Maria and Peter!  Can’t wait to hear all about your adventure over some drinks. Hxxx

Posted by: Holly on 2/17/2013 at 10:25 pm

Awesome! Congratulations Larry!

Love, Deb

Posted by: Debbie on 2/17/2013 at 6:53 pm

Congratulations Maria & Peter! Looks like you got lucky with the weather, and I’m relieved on your behalf that a hot shower is waiting for you. I still don’t understand how you can survive without a blow dryer and Charmin, which is why I enjoy climbing vicariously through you! :D

Posted by: Joyce on 2/17/2013 at 4:28 pm

Congratulations Maria & Peter!!  You guys are absolutely bonkers but good on you for doing this amazing journey.  As you know only due to me not being able to plug in my hot rollers I couldn’t join you (lol).  Keep safe and warm and just think of that amazing deep tissue massage and copious bottles of red wine that await you on your return.
Lots of love,

Posted by: Bernadette on 2/17/2013 at 4:24 pm

That is one of the greatest pictures of all time.  Weird that there was snow on the way up, but not on top.  Maybe too high for snow?  Anyway, you guys totally rock it! (no pun intended)!!!

Posted by: Leslie on 2/17/2013 at 1:21 pm

Barbara, Carmen, and Bissell- It’s great to see all of you at the top.  Congratulations and safe travels down.  Can’t wait to see all of your pictures and raise a glass to you all.  Karen

Posted by: Karen on 2/17/2013 at 12:12 pm

Congratulations Maria!  Way to go!  Nice to be on top of the world.  Have a safe journey down and home.  How exciting.  Karin

Posted by: Karin Party on 2/17/2013 at 12:00 pm

Maria and Peter—-Congratulations to you and to all of your group!!! What an amazing adventure this has been and it has been a privelege to share!!
Ollie is very proud of you too :)

Posted by: Peggy on 2/17/2013 at 11:44 am

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