Hi everyone, this is Ben calling in with the Mountain Simbas, Kilimanjaro Team #4. We summited! 12 out of 15 of us made it to the summit yesterday, and made it back down to base camp a few hours later, and made our way all the way back down to a lower camp called Millenium Camp, at 12,000 feet last night. Calling in a little late, I wasn’t able to get a cybercast out last night.
It was a very long day, but everyone did a fantastic job of most everyone getting to the top and the couple of other people turning around, got as high as they could. It was a very cold night, which made it a little more difficult and we had some high winds up on the ridge as we were going up to the true summit, Uhuru Peak. But overall it was a great day, people pushed really hard to get themselves up to the summit and to try to stay warm as well. We had a great time though, we’re back down safely.
Everybody’s feeling good, we got a good night’s sleep last night, after not really sleeping for a whole night as we travelled up to the summit but we’re doing good now. We hiked out about 5 and a half hours to hike out this morning from our camp at Millenium Camp. And got down to the gate, where we had a nice buffet lunch and relaxed there for a little bit. Just drove back the two hours back to Arusha here and we just got checked in to the hotel.
Everybody’s doing great now, we’re going to have a celebratory dinner tonight and end the trip. Most people will be going on the safari tomorrow and a few people will be heading home. We’ve had a great trip. I’m going to post some pictures here in just a little while, so you can see how our trip was, but everybody did great again. It was a lot of fun, we had a great trip and a great group.
So thanks everyone for following along and I look forward to doing another one really soon. Talk to you soon!