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Summit Party parties at Mweka Gate!

Jumbo friends family and loved ones,

We got one last glimpse of her majesty Kilimanjaro before the clouds rolled in.

Then we beat feet down to Mweka Camp

We could all feel the energy of extra oxygen

A party ensued and we celebrated!

Thanks for following our climb.

All our best,Vern Tejas

Summit Party on the summit!

Jumbo friends family and loved ones,

We departed camp at midnight and arrived on top of Africa at 7 AM. Big party on top!

We descended 6,000 feet to Millennium camp, our home for the night. We’ve been moving for over 16 hours, most of it at high altitude. Boy will we sleep tonight.

Our cook surprised us with a beautiful celebration cake. That is sure to give a sweet dreams.

We’re tired but content. Night night.

All our best,Vern Tejas

Summit Party ascends to high camp

Jambo friends, family and loved ones,

We said goodbye to beautiful Karanga camp and hello to good weather.

The time passed quickly as we climbed this huge volcano and before we knew it we’d arrived at Barafu Camp which is where most stay before their Summit attempt.

We are feeling strong so we pushed on for another hour and made camp at approximately 16,000 feet. This should put in a great position to top tomorrow morning at sunrise.

The crater rim is hiding behind the clouds and the trail is quite clearly defined. It’s 4 pm and we’re hitting the sleeping bags so we can arise at 11pm for a midnight start on our summit push. Wish us luck!

All our best,Vern Tejas

Summit Party to Karanga Camp 3995m

Jumbo friends, family and love ones!

We got to jump on the day with an early start climbing the Barronca wall. Our guides kept us safe all the way to the top.

We had some good views once we got to our new camp ⛺.

The team seems to be adjusting well to the altitude. Everyone is getting psyched up for our upcoming summit attempt. I

We will see what tomorrow brings us in the mean time know that we are thinking of you.

All our best,Vern Tejas

Summit Party climbs to Barranco Camp

Jumbo friends family and loved ones,

Our whole African crew saying to us this morning as we left Shira camp. We took an obligatory sign posts picture as we headed up the hill towards the Kibo crater.

Four hours climbing we arrived at the notorious lava tower where we ate a delicious lunch.

We descended from that 15,000 foot level down into a forest of giant Senicio plants.

We arrived in Baranco camp just before dark I’ve got a very nice light show in the upper slopes of Kilimanjaro.

The team is doing well with the altitude acclimatization. Tomorrow we will press on to Karenga camp. Please clam along with us.

All our best,Vern Tejas

Yes, I enjoyed it a lot. There were several “classy” touches in this trip that truly separated from similar trips I have taken with other companies. For example: this was my 2nd time climbing Mt. Kili. I used a very reputable company the 1st time, which is known to cater to high-end clients. I can tell you that this Kili trip was well above my previous one in every respect.

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