February 27, 2012
Busy weekend for Phil & team on the slopes of Kilimanjaro!
Sunday saw the group arrive & into tents at Barafu Camp (15,000′), just ahead of afternoon snow showers. After some gear prep and a hot dinner, they snuck in a few winks before the 11pm wake up call. It was time to make the summit bid. A good amount of snow and wind added to the challenge, but despite the snowin’ and blowin’, the team hung in and got the job done – 100% on top.
After taking in the nice views, the team descended to Mwecka camp at 10,000′, and enjoyed a hot meal and some well deserved rest. Tomorrow they’ll continue down the mountain, catch a ride back to the hotel and share in the celebratory dinner. Couldn’t have got better.