The Soap Ravens summit Kilimanjaro then head down to Millennium Camp for some well-deserved sleep!

Hey everybody, it’s The Soap Ravens (cawing in background). It’s the 27th of July; we’re down here at our Low Camp/Millennium (at 12,200 feet). And we are happy to report that everybody summited Kilimanjaro today! (cheering in background)

100% success for the group and 100% success for the first four trips of the season. Hats off to a bunch of great climbers and our awesome Tanzanian crew!

A few folks would like to give a shout-out:

“Hey Becky, this is John. Just wanted to let you know some of the people who summited Kilimanjaro was your son Scott, your son Jeff, and your husband John. So everything’s cool.”

“This is Sonya, just letting our families know as Eric said, that we made it and are feeling good and looking forward to sharing the stories and the pictures with you. A special shout-out to my son Kyle, who’s turning 30. Love you, looking forward to seeing you soon, and thanks for all of the insight and advice to the trip, thanks!”

“Hey, this is Heidi, aka Duma, or Nguvu kama duma (which means “strong like cheetah”). Happy Birthday Dad! I hope you had a really great birthday, or are having a really great birthday. I miss you. And I’ll be home next week. And I love you so much. And I had a blast on the mountain! Bye!”

“This shout-out is for Hyment, and Sophia, and Patty, it’s from Anna, aka Shakira, aka Ndizi (which means I’m a banana in Swahili). Your Mommy summited and is exhausted today and I can’t wait to see you all. I miss you very much. My love to you all.”

We’re super tired troopers you guys, it’s been a 22 hour day. We’re going to eat this dinner; we’re going to kill this dinner and we’re going to go to sleep.

Photo: Don Carpenter
Photo: Don Carpenter

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