Mt. Kilimanjaro: Tucker and Team at Karanga Camp

Posted by: Mark Tucker | August 10, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 13,160'

Come on baby! A couple more nice weather days for us and it can storm all it wants up here in the high country of Tanzania. It all boils down to needing a bit of luck when climbing big peaks like Kilimanjaro; when the mountain says no you need to listen. Even on climbs when you do not get to the top of are filled with events and memories that stick with you. I have great confidence that this entire team will stand on the roof of Africa, with safety leading the way. It is such a unique thing we do up high, to be allowed to stand on the summit is really icing on the cake. We take away an immense feeling of satisfaction on all climbs. The team has checked off all the prerequisite to get this done.

When we leave Karanga Camp tomorrow morning, our summit push begins. We’ll take a bit of a break at Barafu, the high camp, then up up and away! Man, this is exciting. All the prep work that has gone into this, the great support by all involved back home, is all making this last bunch of hours a reality. We promise to make you proud of what we do, impressed on how we did it, and thank for this beautiful mountain in supplying us this adventure. All is well at 13,000’ on Kilimanjaro.  We will check in with you tomorrow!

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Tents at Karanga Camp on Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Photo: RMI Collection

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Hi Mark!
Sorry we missed your call.  This whole experience is thrilling. We love you.  Mother & Dad

Posted by: Maury & Evie on 8/11/2014 at 3:15 pm

Way to go Steve, Connor and crew! Hope you are having fun! Make that summit and bring back lots of pictures!

Posted by: audrey on 8/11/2014 at 4:04 am

John, have a wonderful climb. Good luck and we hope the weather holds up. Can’t wait to get a call from you at the summit. Love you

Posted by: Katie Brown-Steinke on 8/10/2014 at 5:51 pm

Grandma Louise is excited for you too.  She doesn’t want to climb any mountains, but she’s glad that you get to do it.  Daddy & I will stick with short high points like the High Point of Brevard County Florida which we reached with you a few years ago.
Love, Mother & Daddy

Posted by: Maury & Evie on 8/10/2014 at 3:41 pm

Good luck.  Have fun.  We love you.
Mother & Dad

Posted by: Naury & Evie on 8/10/2014 at 3:37 pm

Happy Birthday Larry….hope you and your family are having a wonderful experience.

Best Wishes from Boston,


Posted by: Ellen Kelly on 8/10/2014 at 2:33 pm

Yay, we’re so proud of you, Steve and Connor!  It sounds like the mountain gods are smiling on you!  Can’t wait to see the pictures when you return.  All of our love - Shari/Mom, Judy, and Micro

Posted by: Sharon on 8/10/2014 at 10:58 am

Steve and Connor,

Hope the both of you are having a good time.


Posted by: Darlene Fox on 8/10/2014 at 8:46 am

Good luck from the July 21 team! Enjoy it all! Can’t believe I was where you are just one week ago! What a thrill!

Posted by: Christy Mycroft on 8/10/2014 at 8:13 am

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