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Mt. Rainier: August 17th Summit

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Billy Nugent | August 17, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Billy Nugent radioed at 7:23 am as his Four Day Summit Climb team and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning, and were starting their descent from the crater rim. Billy reported it was very windy with winds from the NW.

Congratulations to today’s team!

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You guys are amazing!  So happy you got to summit!  Love you!

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Posted by: Melissa on 8/17/2015 at 3:54 pm

Congratulations to my two favorite men!
Love Katrina

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Posted by: Katrina on 8/17/2015 at 3:38 pm


Kilimanjaro: Justman & Team Explore Ngorongoro Crater

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

Team Orlando was in full safari mode as we explored the Ngorongoro Crater and all the wildlife and beauty it had to offer. We visited a Maasai Mara village to learn the great history and culture of such a strong and beautiful people.

RMI Guide JJ Justman & Team

A Maasai Villager preparing goods to sell. Photo: JJ Justman A Hippo on Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: JJ Justman A Lion on Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: JJ Justman

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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!

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

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.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall & Team

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: Justman & Team Experience Wildlife on first day of Safari

Posted by: JJ Justman | August 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Team Orlando just enjoyed their first day of our African safari! We spent the day with camera in hand watching elephants, zebras, hippos and much much more! I really would like to write more to describe everything but I’m going to be selfish…because Africa is Awesome! I’m outta here because I’m going to join the team in a glass of wine while we watch the sunset at the Plantation Lodge.

RMI Guide JJ Justman & Team

Elephants on safari in Africa. RMI Photo Collection

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I’m so jealous! What a beautiful experience for all. So exciting!
Love to Thom and Kara.

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Posted by: Judy Heinchon on 8/15/2015 at 11:36 am


Kilimanjaro: Justman & Team Celebrate Their Summit

Posted by: JJ Justman | August 14, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

RMI Guide JJ Justman checked in from the DikDik in Arusha. Team Orlando is off the mountain and celebrated their successful summit of Kilimanjaro by swimming in the hotel pool and enjoying live music.

Tomorrow the team heads to Lake Manyara for their first day on safari.

Team Orlando celebrating on the summit of Kilimanjaro. Photo: JJ Justman

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Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Enjoy Ngorongoro Crater

Posted by: | August 14, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Greetings from the beautiful Plantation Lodge. We have just returned from a great day of safari. We started off early and visited a Maasai village before descending into Ngorongoro Crater. It was a little cloudy on the rim of the crater but once we were inside the sun came out. The temps were a little cool which I always think is good for seeing lions and sure enough about 15 minutes after we arrived we saw our first lion, a female. She quickly grouped up with several others in her pride. The rest of the day was packed with tons of other animals and we even got to see a black rhino from a distance. It’s always great to see that elusive beast.

Tomorrow we are off to Tarangire National Park and Kikoti Camp. I’ll check in then.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

The August 3rd RMI Kilimanjaro team at Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall Hippos and Egyptian Geese in Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall A female lion crossing the road in Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall A Thompson gazelle in Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall

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Almost didn’t see the hippos. You were so close!!
And the gazelle with zebra herd.. amazing shots.
Nice to see the group photo!

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Posted by: Andrea/ Mom on 8/15/2015 at 12:09 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.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

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: Justman & Team Start Descent

Posted by: JJ Justman | August 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,200'

Hey, everyone. This is JJ Justman calling from Kilimanjaro with Team Orlando. Sorry for the summit call way up high; it was havoc. There were a ton of people and for some reason they all wanted to hoot and holler and have a big party while I was trying to send my dispatch. We had a great summit day today; the team did just a fantastic job. Actually, I’ve had all the great climbs here on Kilimanjaro but this team just did an incredible job getting up and down in style. We’re back at Barafu Camp, the high camp here at 15,000’. We’re actually packing up and we’re heading down to what we call Mweka Camp at 10,000’ and that’s going to be our last night in the mountains, in the forests here of Kilimanjaro and then we’re heading out tomorrow back to the hotel. Everyone says hello to friends and family. Again, everyone reach the summit today. There’s no doubt it’s a great way to do this climb. And we’re now looking at our next objective of just kind of resting, relaxing, having a little bit of a fiesta, and then heading onto safari. So we’ll stay in touch with all of you. Stay tuned tomorrow, I’ll send a bunch of summit photos and we’ll talk to you again from Tanzania. Take care everyone.

RMI Guide JJ Justman


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To Thom, Kara and friends from team Orlando
So proud of all of you. We were with you every step of the way!
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Posted by: Judy Heinchon on 8/13/2015 at 10:50 am

To Team Orlando .....  Mr Lista asked if u got a call from President Obama ?

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Posted by: Jeff Lista on 8/13/2015 at 8:36 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.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

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


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Recent Images From Kilimanjaro

  • A Maasai Villager preparing goods to sell. Photo: JJ Justman
  • A Hippo on Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: JJ Justman
  • A Lion on Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: JJ Justman
  • One of the 2 elusive leopards seen by the RMI August 3rd Team in Tarangire National Park. Photo: Seth Waterall
  • Maasai Dancing Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Kikoti Camp in Tarangire National Park. RMi Photo Collection
  • Elephants on safari in Africa. RMI Photo Collection
  • Team Orlando celebrating on the summit of Kilimanjaro. Photo: JJ Justman
  • The August 3rd RMI Kilimanjaro team at Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Hippos and Egyptian Geese in Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • A female lion crossing the road in Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • A Thompson gazelle in Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Giraffes in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Elephants in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Seth Waterfall and his Kilimanjaro team on the summit! Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The trail leading to High Camp on Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeff Martin
  • The tents lit up at Barafu Camp for a midnight start on the summit bid. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI team climbing the Barranco Wall. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Karanga Camp on Kilimanjaro, Africa. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Sunrise on a Kilimanjaro summit day. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Descending through Kilimanjaro's rainforest to the Mweka Gate. Photo: Jeff Martin
  • Far above treeline approaching Lava Tower on Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeff Martin
  • An RMI team at a rest break overlooking Kilimanjaro. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The views from Shira Plateau on Mount Kilimanjaro. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The Machame Gate entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • Our first night on Kilimanjaro, Machame Camp, at 9,800 ft.  Photo: Jeff Martin
  • Climber along the trail to Barranco Camp on Kilimanjaro.  Photo: Jeff Martin
  • Tents at Barranco Camp on Kilimanjaro.  Photo: Jeff Martin
  • JJ Justman and his Kilimanjaro team visit a local orphanage. Photo: JJ Justman
  • Shira Plateau, Kilimanjaro. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The July 25th Kilimanjaro team at the end of their safari. Photo: Casey Grom