September 16, 2012
Good news last evening (Seattle time) from Africa. IMG Senior Guide, Chris Meder, called me from the top of Africa. The group was standing on the summit! Obviously, great news. Summit day on Kilimanjaro is tough. It’s an early morning start and a long, steady pull to the crater. It takes guts and determination to make it happen. Our congratulations to the crew. With luck, we should hear from the gang once they’re down to Mweka Camp. They’ll return to high camp at Barafu, eat, pack and have a short rest, before heading to 10,000 ft and Mweka Camp. Not easy but absolutely the right thing to do. Get down the land of thicker air.