October 5, 2009
After a sat phone battery issue, we now have good news from Africa. John Colver and the entire IMG team have now seen the snows of Kilimanjaro from the very top, climbed back safely to high camp, headed down and have already reached the showers and hamburgers of the Keys Hotel. When the team reached the Mweka gate, they had a big ceremony to tip all the Chagga porters and staff. And upon returning to the hotel, the team put together used pieces of gear and clothing and donated it to all the Chagga who had worked so hard to help ensure their safety, success and enjoyment on the mountain.
A team outperforms an individual every time and we had another great team for this climb. Well done, gang. Bill even returned to the Mweka gate to meet the team when they descended. What a classy thing to do. Now, they’re all together and ready for their flight to the Serengeti. Safari, ho!