Team Hot Mess excited as they head to bed early at High Camp Kosovo, to rest up for their walk up to the roof of Africa

Hey all ya’ll, it’s Hot Mess (cheers in background). It’s the 27th of January, we’re at High Camp Kosovo (15,700 feet above sea level). The weather is spectacular. We just finished dinner, it’s about 6 o’clock; pretty soon we’re going to go to bed. And not too long after that, we’re going to get up and walk up to the roof of Africa.

I want to give a special shout out to Teacher Lorraine Stock and her elementary class in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. Thanks for following along!

And a couple other folks would like to say “hello”:

“Hey Saul, I miss you, love you, see you soon. Tired, but we’re about to finish this thing out tomorrow/tonight actually. Love you, see you soon.”

“Hi Cal, it’s Mart, I miss you, I love you. I’m so tired, but this is so fun. Thanks so much, bye!”

“Hey Nick, Brandon, Lyle, this is Dad just saying hey. We’re up at 15,7 as Eric said, doing great, top of the world tomorrow, leaving at midnight tonight. Love you all.”

Wish us fair skies and calm winds tonight, you guys. We’ll give you a ring from Millenium Camp, our last night on the mountain tomorrow night, after the summit. Cheers.


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