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Kilimanjaro: Grom & Entire Team Reach Summit!

100% on top!!!

Today we had a wonderful albeit long day climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro. The team woke at 11pm as we planned to thankfully clear skies after a cloudy evening that had us wondering the lay ahead.
We had a quick breakfast of porridge, tea and coffee before hitting the trail at 12am.

We climbed in hour increments with 10-15 breaks in between, which we’ve been doing every day thus far. The weather was pretty nice with just a little wind that kept us bundled up for most of the day. Thankfully the wind died just as we reached the crater rim know as Stella Point. It was one of the busiest days I’ve seen on Kili with more than 200 climbers, but the team timed everything just right and took great care of themselves.

The climb took about 7 hours to reach the top, and thankfully the sun had risen shortly before to help warm us and boost morale after climbing through the night. Once there, we hugged each other, enjoyed the view and took plenty of pictures of the sign that adorns the “Roof of Africa”.

It was a true test of endurance for most of the crew, and I’m really proud of everyone. We safely descended back to High Camp, had a quick lunch, repacked and continued further down the mountain to our final camp, where we are about to have dinner and then head to bed for some well deserved sleep.

Everyone is really looking forward to hot showers tomorrow to say the least.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and the Kili summit crew

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Comments (5)

Any cookie benches up there?

Posted by: Bschmidt on

Congratulations to all

Posted by: Megan Martin on

Congrats to the whole team! It was wonderful watching all of you climb. Looking forward to pics as I’m sure you are looking forward to a hot shower. Be safe coming down. Good job everyone!

Posted by: Renee' Wagner on

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE TEAM!  BRAVO!!! We so appreciate this blog—thanks to Casey Crom and everyone at RMI!  Travel safe back to base camp and enjoy the adventures yet to come! Amazing!! Sending love to B&G <3

Posted by: Shelly & Greg Meador on

CONGRATULATIONS! And thank you SO MUCH for the updates..so awesome to have a little sense of where you all were at. Wow, what an amazing last 24 hours…yes those will be some of the best showers ever!!! Enjoy , hugs all around :-))xo

Posted by: Shelby Schneider on

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