Entries By peter whittaker
October 15, 2013
Jambo from Lake Manyara! We’ve just finished a great afternoon game drive. The elephants were out in full force today. We got extremely close to several of the amazon creatures. Another highlight of the day was seeing several baboon and monkey babies. All in all it was a great first day on safari.
Now you can all relax and really enjoy yourself! Must be beautiful actually seeing the animals in their natural habitat. Sam take lots of pictures of those giraffes.
Posted by: Terrianne Riga on 10/15/2013 at 1:05 pm
October 14, 2013
Hello from the Dik Dik. This is Seth with a quick check in letting you know this we are all off the mountain safe and sound. We had a nice walk down from our last camp this morning and we’re back at the hotel before 1pm. After some well deserved showers we had a great celebratory dinner. Now were all psyched up for our safari. That’s starts tomorrow with a visit to Lake Manyara. We’ll check in after our game drive.
- RMI Guide Seth Waterfall
October 13, 2013
The Kilimanjaro Family Climb reached Uhuru Peak this morning, the summit of Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa! Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb:
On The Map
Congratulations team Kilimanjaro Family Climb!!! It was very fun watching your progress on facebook. I especially enjoyed the caption contest and winning the trekking poles-thank you! My new poles will be going along on my hiking and climbing adventures!!! Wonderful memories for both dads and daughters, as I have when I hiked and climbed with my father many years ago!!!
Posted by: Lynette Alber on 11/4/2013 at 2:30 pm
You’ve conquered Kilimanjaro!!! Everest next??? Congratulations to the team especially the Golden ones!
Posted by: Lori Derr on 10/14/2013 at 7:59 am
October 13, 2013
The Kilimanjaro Family climb reaches their high camp at Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro today. Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb.
On The Map
October 11, 2013
The Kilimanjaro Family Climb climbed the Barranco Wall today, traversing beneath the southern side of Kilimanjaro to reach their camp at Karanga Valley. Climber John Dorn describes today’s climb in the video dispatch:
On The Map
Your all doing great. Tomorrow to the top. How exciting! We miss you Sam!
Posted by: Terrianne Riga on 10/13/2013 at 12:26 am
October 9, 2013
The Kilimanjaro Family Climb reached Shira Camp at 12,300’ on the Shira Plateau today. The team checks in with an update on the ascent in today’s video dispatch:
On The Map
WAY TO GO SAM! You are all doing sooooooooooo AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see you again!!!!!!! Miss You! ❤️
Posted by: Taylor Riga on 10/9/2013 at 3:30 pm
So excited for you and your Dad. I love watching these videos! What a wonderful memory you are creating with him!
Posted by: Noreen on 10/9/2013 at 2:30 pm
October 7, 2013
The Kilimanjaro Family Climb arrived in Tanzania and spent the day making final preparations and packing their gear for their departure on to the mountain tomorrow morning. Check out their video dispatch below.
What an amazing journey Samantha! Best of luck! Zoe and I will be checking the blog daily! Mac & Zoe Pappas
Posted by: Mac Pappas on 10/8/2013 at 2:50 pm
What an experience for you Sam! Bring back lots of pictures ... I can’t wait to see them!
Love, Mrs. Tyndall
Posted by: Mrs. Tyndall on 10/8/2013 at 10:37 am
August 8, 2013
The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 5:00 a.m. Peter reported a beautiful and windless day. The teams began their descent to Camp Muir. They will take a break there before continuing to Paradise this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!
Congratulations, Chris! It was nice meeting you at Muir last weekend. Keep climbing!
Posted by: Sherrie Trecker on 8/8/2013 at 1:52 pm
July 25, 2013
The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and JJ Justman reached the summit of Mt. Rainier under clear skies, a bright moon, and great route conditions. The teams have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s teams!
Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear more about it! :)
Posted by: Meg on 7/25/2013 at 8:48 am
June 27, 2013
The Four Day Summit Climb led by Andres Marin and the Viesturs/Whittaker Climb led by Ed Viesturs & Peter Whittaker were unable to summit Mt. Rainier today due to high winds and poor visibility.
The teams began their descent from Camp Muir around 7:30 a.m.
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent will be returning to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon. Weather and route conditions prevented the team from reaching the summit yesterday. Their team spent four days on the mountain expedition style climbing and learning new skills.
We look forward to meeting the groups in Ashford later this morning.
Not sure if this is the team with our fearless leader CPK. We are all here back at home base, “ST Francis” in CT rooting you all on!! Be safe! So proud!
Posted by: Michelle Carrier on 6/28/2013 at 7:31 pm
Good luck on your summit. Go Dave, Mark, Sam, and Carl!!
Posted by: Eric Olson on 6/28/2013 at 7:47 am