Beautiful, calm, clear weather as our Team rests up for their Kilimanjaro summit climb tonight

Hello everyone, this is Sarah calling from Team Bombombaya and I am happy to be calling from high camp at Kosovo (at about 15,800 feet) on September 4th. And it’s about 6:30 in the evening and everyone is tucked in, nice and warm, and we had a great day today again. We’ve had unbelievable weather on this trip; it’s been calm and sunny and it’s been nice and warm for us, so we’re all feeling pretty lucky. And we left our camp today about 8:30 and made really good time getting up to high camp and got into high camp, even before 1 o’clock.

At high camp, we settled in, we had a great lunch, folks are nice and full. We started talking about the summit and we spent an hour or two getting ready to go for the summit. Talked about what gear we were going to bring, how much food to bring, how much water to bring, and then everyone got nice and got packed up, and organized and ready to go. So we’re all anticipating putting lots of layers on, finally using all those big, warm clothes that we actually brought for summit day. And everyone packed up treats and water and then had dinner nice and early, about 5 o’clock, so that we could get tucked in at 6 and have a little nap, because we’re going to wake up at 11pm. So we’ve got about five hours of rest ahead of us and we are going to try to hike out of here at midnight.

It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful evening, it’s nice and calm here right now, the clouds just parted, it’s nice and clear above us. And we’re all getting really excited for the summit. Everyone’s feeling really good at high camp, which is always a great sign and makes us happy. And hopefully our next call will be back here at high camp, having had a great day and hopefully got up to the summit. So all is well and we will call you again tomorrow. Bye!

Our high camp.


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