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Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Wrap Up Trip

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Hey, this is Seth. We are all headed to the airport to catch our flights home. We’ve had a great trip and today was no exception. In the morning, as we returned through Tarangire National Park, we got very lucky and saw two leopards . It was a great cap on what had already been a wonderful trip. Everyone is excited to go home but we all wish we could be on safari forever!

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One of the 2 elusive leopards seen by the RMI August 3rd Team in Tarangire National Park. Photo: Seth Waterall

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Kililmanjaro: Waterfall & Team Enjoy Tarangire National Park

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Hello from Kikoti Camp. We have just finished a wonderful evening around the fire pit complete with Maasai dancing and a BBQ dinner. Kikoti is am amazing place to finish our trip. Today we toured Tarangire National Park and it didn’t disappoint. We were extremely close to elephants and giraffes and we got lucky and spotted a pride of lions lounging in the shade if a tree. The best thing about Tarangire though us the sheer number of animals. It was pretty much non stop the whole time. The talk at dinner was about how much fun the trip has been and that’s because this group has really made it non stop laughs the whole time.

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Maasai Dancing Photo: Dave Hahn Kikoti Camp in Tarangire National Park. RMi Photo Collection

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Thank you for the updates and leading the team, Seth.  Hope everyone has a safe trip home.  We can’t wait to hear the stories!

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Posted by: Anne Coats on 8/15/2015 at 4:49 pm


Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Enjoy Lake Manyara

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Jambo!

Today was a great kickoff to safari. We piled our sore bodies into the trucks at 9 am and headed out towards Lake Manyara National Park. We shopped and lunched along the way and at about 1:30 pm we started the game drive. We were treated to lots of monkeys, baboons, elephants, and giraffes amongst other animals. My personal favorite, the African Fish Eagle was out in force as well. We are checked into the Plantation Lodge for the next two nights. It’s a real treat to not have to pack a bag in the morning. We are headed to Ngorongoro Crater tomorrow morning so I’ll check in again when we get back.

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Giraffes in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. Photo: Seth Waterfall Elephants in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. Photo: Seth Waterfall

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Spectacular!
Hug a baby elephant for me!
love and stay safe..

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Posted by: Andrea/Mom on 8/15/2015 at 11:51 am

Hi Llex and all!  What a great second half of your adventure!  We’re enjoying the news and wonderful pictures!  Love you!  Mom and Dad

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Posted by: Jan Amos on 8/14/2015 at 3:56 am


Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Are Off the Mountain

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 12, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Greetings from the Dik Dik Hotel. We are all off the mountain safe and sound.
This morning we woke up with the sun just before 7. After some crepes and porridge for breakfast we hit the trail. It was a little slick and muddy from the rain yesterday but everyone was motivated to get down to the trailhead so it didn’t slow us down. Once we reached the road it was drizzling so we just jumped in the truck and drove back to the hotel.
Now we are taking turns showering, having lunch and packing for safari. Tomorrow morning the second phase of the trip starts, but tonight we are going to celebrate a great time on Kilimanjaro.
Here is a summit pic from yesterday.

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Seth Waterfall and his Kilimanjaro team on the summit! Photo: Seth Waterfall

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Congratulations on your successful climb.  What a great opportunity and adventure to travel to Africa.  Look forward to seeing you and hearing more about your trip when you return home. … read more

Posted by: Aunt Tout & Uncle Russ on 8/13/2015 at 9:49 am

Llex and all, Have fun and safe travels on the safari!  Love you!!!!  Mom and Dad

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Posted by: Jan Amos on 8/13/2015 at 5:40 am


Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 11, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 19,340'

Jambo! The group is all down at 10,000’ at our last camp. The weather was great for our summit push but we walked into a misty cloud above camp. It’s drizzling a little as I type this.
We started our climb with an 11:30PM wake up call and 12:30AM departure. There wasn’t much wind all night but we did get a little chilly. We hit the crater rim just before sunrise and watched the sun come up from just below the summit. After our summit pics the team descended well and we were back in camp before 10:00. Tomorrow we have a few hours of hiking in the morning and then back to the Dik Dik Hotel.

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Sunrise on a Kilimanjaro summit day. Photo: RMI Collection Descending through Kilimanjaro's rainforest to the Mweka Gate. Photo: Jeff Martin


RMI Guide Seth Waterfall calls from the Roof of Africa!

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Nice job Molly. Seth and team enjoy some beers in the truck. Mark

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Posted by: Mark Miller on 8/12/2015 at 5:20 am

Wow, Molly, so proud of you. You did it! Congratulations to all.

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Posted by: Ann Regan on 8/11/2015 at 5:26 pm


Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team at Barafu Camp

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 10, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

Hello from High Camp on Kilimanjaro. We are having great weather on this trip so far. We’re hoping it keeps holding for a couple more days.
Today was a pretty light day on the trail. We were under three hours moving up from 13,000’ to 15,000’. Our plan for the rest of the day is to relax and get ready for the climb. If all goes well we will be near the summit when the sun rises in the morning. Wish us luck!

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An RMI team at a rest break overlooking Kilimanjaro. Photo: Seth Waterfall

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It will be USC and Texas!!

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Posted by: Debi Edy on 8/10/2015 at 6:48 pm

Jared- the summit is almost yours! I cannot imagine what you & Scott will see & feel once you scale the mountain & are on top! So glad you are… read more

Posted by: Debi Edy on 8/10/2015 at 5:31 pm


Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Hike to Barranco Camp

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 08, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,800'

Hello from Barranco Camp on Kilimanjaro.

We are set up in this beautiful valley with the Giant Senecia trees all around. The crew did great today on our 6.5 hour hike. The day started off cloudy, cold and windy after a little weather system moved in overnight. But by the time we reached our high point at 14,900’ the wind was dying and the sun was out. The temperature crept up and up as we descended to camp and it is quite comfortable now. We will relax for the rest of the afternoon and evening and get fueled up for the Barranco Wall tomorrow.

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Climber along the trail to Barranco Camp on Kilimanjaro.  Photo: Jeff Martin Tents at Barranco Camp on Kilimanjaro.  Photo: Jeff Martin

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Really enjoying reading about your great adventure! Keep safe and take lots of photos, Andrew and Rachel!

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Posted by: Caroline Maryan on 8/9/2015 at 7:11 am

Ancient Chinese Proverb: “Even a thousand mile journey begins with just one step.”  Keeping the summit in your sights, take it one step at a time.  Take care all!  Luv… read more

Posted by: Phil & Lois on 8/9/2015 at 5:35 am


Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Check in from Shira Camp

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 07, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,500'

Jambo! This is Seth checking in. I finally received my luggage and can now begin to send reports from the mountain. I have to thank the wonderful staff at the Dik Dik hotel for getting my bag delivered to 12,500’ on Kilimanjaro.

The group is all doing really well. We have had two excellent days on the trek so far. Our camp tonight is at the Shira Plateau which gives us a wonderful view of the summit. The weather has been just fine as well. We had a few drops of rain yesterday but we had already arrived in camp when that started. Everyone is climbing strong. I’ll check in again tomorrow.

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Shira Plateau, Kilimanjaro. Photo: Seth Waterfall

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Seth- great posts! Way to go Rachel, Andrew, Catie, and the rest of the gang.

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Posted by: Karla on 8/12/2015 at 7:01 am

Seth, take good care of the Texan on the trip. Enjoy the climb.  Mark

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Posted by: mark miller on 8/8/2015 at 4:45 am


Mt. Rainier: July 19th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | July 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and the Mount Rainier Summit Climb team stood on the highest point in Washington this morning!  Seth reported warm temperatures and no wind.  The team started their descent from the crater rim at 7:19 a.m.

An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Dear Lori and Dave - So great to see your smiling faces ontop of Mt. Kiliminjaro today!! You made it!! Wow!!

Have a great rest of the trip!!

Love,
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Posted by: Leslie Busch on 7/19/2015 at 12:36 pm

WOW - great job - so proud of Derick & the whole team!

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Posted by: wayne and catherine salkowitz on 7/19/2015 at 11:49 am


Mt. Rainier: July 15th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Haugen | July 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

On the Disappointment Cleaver route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guides Seth and Solveig Waterfall led their Four Day Summit Climb Teams to the summit this morning. Meanwhile on the Emmons Glacier route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guide Mike Haugen led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons to the summit this morning. All teams reported light winds and warm temperatures while on the summit. The Four Day Summit Climb teams will descend back to Camp Muir before returning to Paradise this afternoon and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons will descend to Camp Schurman for their final night on the mountain.

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The Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Congrats to Team Healey, Hoge, Laird & Samac!  Can’t wait to hear all about!  Let the summer begin!

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Posted by: Sheri Healey on 7/15/2015 at 10:07 am

Congratulations Climbers—especially to Mike Healey who has finally crossed this off his personal “bucket list”.  He summits on the 4th attempt!  Way to go team Healey, Hoge, Laird & Samac!!

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Posted by: Krista Hoge on 7/15/2015 at 9:58 am


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