Mt. Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team Check in from High Camp, Ready for Summit Attempt!

Posted by: Mark Tucker | August 11, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

We had a nice relaxed departure from Karanga camp this morning. After just a few short hours on the trail we found our selves at our high camp on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Barafu Camp.  We are moving well today and the same steady tight team pulled into camp. We already emptied our packs and adjusted the load to ready for our summit attempt tonight.
We have our food packed for the summit and enjoyed a hot lunch at camp.  We are relaxing this afternoon and taking a rest before an early dinner.  After dinner we will try to get a few hours of sleep before our midnight wake up call and game on! The weather continues to stay nice, just a few low clouds now and again but no complaints here. The local support staff has yet to miss a beat and we really appreciate the help. Go team Go. Will try and call you from the top.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

The trail on Mt. Kilimanjaro en route to high camp at Barafu, 15,000 ft.  Photo: Jeff Martin

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Hi Mark!
We missed your call—sorry.  And it didn’t work when we tried to call you back.  This experience sounds wonderful.  We’re happy for you and we love you.
Mother & Daddy

Posted by: Maury & Eviemail Address * on 8/11/2014 at 3:20 pm

We are looking forward to seeing your celebration pics from the summit!  Stay safe and enjoy!

Posted by: Kathy and Andy on 8/11/2014 at 1:02 pm

Go Foxes!!! Good Luck and Best Wishes for Continued Smooth Climbing.  Can’t wait to see some pictures.
Love, Grandpa/Carl and Babooshka/Cindy

Posted by: Carl and Cindy on 8/11/2014 at 12:25 pm

Way to go Larry, Adam, John and Spencer!!!!  Can’t wait to read good news from the summit!!!

Posted by: Monica Lawrence on 8/11/2014 at 11:55 am

GOOO Borish family!!!  Stay safe and enjoy!

Posted by: Kristian Harlan on 8/11/2014 at 11:53 am

So exciting! Sounds amazing. I’m already looking forward to photos!
xoxo to Sarah, Adam, Larry and Jeff (not nec. in that order).
Enjoy,
Shari, Sandra, Philip

Posted by: Shari Stein on 8/11/2014 at 11:37 am

We’re so excited for you both, Steve and Connor!  Enjoy the summit!  We know you’ll make it!  Lots of love - Shari/Mom, Judy, and Micro

Posted by: Sharon on 8/11/2014 at 6:45 am

John, awesome news. We are so glad the weather is holding up. Good luck tonight and can’t wait to hear from you. We hope you have a spectacular view at the top. The boys say “Hi. I’ve been keeping them up to date with your progress. Talk to you soon. Love, Katie, Liam and Aidan

Posted by: Katie Brown-Steinke on 8/11/2014 at 6:33 am

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