Mt. Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Return to Dik Dik

Posted by: Casey Grom | August 26, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Hello again everyone,

We have finally made it off of Mt. Kilimanjaro and are safely back at the wonderful Dik Dik Lodge.
After a much needed night of sleep we woke up this morning, packed up all of our stuff and headed down hill one last time. We ended our journey by saying good bye to all of the amazing porters and mountain staff that made this journey possible.
Everyone is now freshly showered and smelling good again, thankfully, and are just sitting down to our celebration dinner.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

The Dik Dik Hotel, Tanzania.  Photo: RMI Collection The RMI Kilimanjaro August 17th Team gathers for their celebration dinner at the Dik Dik Hotel, Tanzania.  Photo: Casey Grom

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What an accomplishment, Tim!  We’re all really happy for you.  Have shown Mom and Dad everything and they’re really proud and excited for you.  Can’t wait to see all your photos!
Love, Margaret Ann

Posted by: Margaret Ann on 8/27/2013 at 10:46 am

Way to go!!! Now you get to say, “been there done that”!! haha.  Love your smiling faces at the summit.

Posted by: Lorraine Bocci on 8/27/2013 at 9:30 am

Congratulations all…..safely back at the lodge…and showered too…bonus


Posted by: Malcolm on 8/27/2013 at 7:42 am

Okay…on to K2.

Posted by: jordo on 8/27/2013 at 2:29 am

So that must have been a really amazing adventure!  Sitting here in the comfort of my living room thinking that’s quite an accomplishment, wishing my friends Chris and Jess and all of their new friends continued safety in their travels.

Can’t wait to hear all about your experiences and to see some photos!

Posted by: Robert on 8/26/2013 at 7:05 pm

Bruce Katie and Michael,

Congratulations on your adventrue.  Sorry I was not albe to make it eventually I might get to climb with Bruce if I can start doing sane adventures.

Bruce the hashers would like you to bring back a mountain gorilla if you can find one.  Just dress him/her up in excess clothing and march him/her onto the plane.  TSA is very lax at Dulles so it should not be an issue.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

Posted by: Reid on 8/26/2013 at 4:04 pm

Brian and Steve… What a huge achievement!  I am so very excited to hear the stories and see the pictures.  Steve see you soon, Brian enjoy the rest of your time.

Posted by: Britney D on 8/26/2013 at 12:02 pm

Great accomplishment, Jess, Chris, MF, et al! Jess, great vm, thanks and love you!  Have a great time on Safari!


Posted by: Dennis on 8/26/2013 at 8:54 am

Chris and Jess - CONGRATULATIONS!!!  So proud of you both!  You did it! 
What an awesome picture at the summit of MT Kilimanjaro!! 
Enjoy the remainder of your trip -  REST and have fun together!
Karen xoxo

Posted by: Karen Hunt on 8/26/2013 at 8:49 am

Congratuations again Brian, Steve and the rest of the team. I’m sure this has given you memories for a lifetime. Enjoy your well-deserved dinner and rest. See you back here soon.  -Dave

Posted by: Dave L on 8/26/2013 at 8:38 am

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