Summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro

Jun 23rd, 2006, 07:56 AM
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Summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro

Hello all,

Just wanted to drop a quick note. I reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro on June 21st at 4:10 p.m. I went with Tusker Trails and spent the night in the crater. I was pretty exhausted. I came down today and the long descent was nearly as hard on my body as the ascent.

I'm relaxing at the Keys Hotel right now, and will be departing for my safari tomorrow. I'd like to thank everybody for helping me plan this trip. I'll have more to report when I've completed my safari, and hopefully have recovered from the climb.

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Jun 23rd, 2006, 08:11 AM
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Congrats. Any altitude issues?
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Jun 23rd, 2006, 08:21 AM
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Jun 23rd, 2006, 08:38 AM
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Congratulations - Can't wait to read all about it!
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Jun 23rd, 2006, 09:21 AM
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Congrats and have a great time on your safari!
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Jun 24th, 2006, 05:12 AM
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Good on ya, another great memory I'm sure!
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Jun 24th, 2006, 04:06 PM
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Quite an accomplishment that very few will share. Well done!
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Jun 27th, 2006, 06:33 AM
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A couple of women had altitude sickness in the form of persistent headaches. The guides treated them with Dex and oxygen. We had one climber whose oxygen saturation got down to 52, which is very, very low - so they gave him a hit of oxygen. I was pretty exhausted on summit day and had a low oxygen saturation, but didn't require oxygen. Everyone summitted and we all made it down safely.

I'm currently at Kirawira in the western corridor of the Seregenti. I had spent the previous two nights at EMC in the northern Serengeti. Their campsite is currently not far from the Lobo Wildlife Lodge, which is much further north than I had anticipated. We had a long drive from the north to the west today, so we're resting.

The migration is in full swing as we saw many wildebeest in the north and quite a lot in the west. So far, Kirawira is as nice as reported, so we're enjoying our time. I've sent all my e-mails, so I'm spending some time here on the board.

If anybody has any questions with regards to current conditions, I'd be happy to reply.

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