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Summit party climbs to Machame camp

Jambo friends, family and loved ones,

Our climb began this morning at the Machame entrance gate.

We climbed 4000 feet in about five hours. In the process will you send it through three distinct bio zones. Initially we we’re surrounded by rainforest which fortunately was in dry season. Then up into cloud forest which ultimately gave way to a forest of giant Heathers and camp.

We’re camping at approximately 10,000 feet and through we can feel the altitude everyone is doing welll. Tomorrow we’ll push on up to Shira camp. Please join us.

All our best,Vern Tejas

“Summit Party”prepares for mountain

Jambo friends, family and loved ones,

Orientation, introductions and gear check filled our day. Everyone is geared up and ready to go.

By night we got to know each other over our scrumptious welcome dinner and drinks We toasted our undertaking in 5 languages.

We loaded up the Land Rover and took the first step of many in the days to come.

Come along with us the “Summit Party” and climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa.

All our best,Vern Tejas

Mag 7 complete Kilimanjaro climb

We awoke at 4 am this morning to assure that all made our flights. Stomping through the jungle we saw the unusual Colobus monkey.

When we arrived at the Mweka gate we celebrated with our whole crew.

Everyone was successful and now off to new adventures. We wish you luck in all that go and look forward to seeing you again soon!

All our best,
Vern Tejas

Magnificent seven Summit Kilimanjaro

Jambo, friends, family, and loved ones,

We are arose at 11 PM , threw on our clothes on grabbed a bite to eat and headed up in the dark at midnight.the stars were amazing with the Milky Way high overhead. After several hours of charging iup in the dark, the sun came up.

We made our way to the summit of Kilimanjaro, the top of Africa.

From the Summit we dropped over 9000 feet over the course of the day to return back to the jungle. We were greeted with a freshly baked pie at camp!

We tumbled into bed and immediately fell asleep. 💤

All our best,Vern Tejas

Mag 7 climb to Kosovo at 16,000 feet

Jambo friends, family and loved ones!

We had a delightful sunset last night.

We said goodbye to Katanga camp as we moved out this morning.

We really gained elevation today as we floated up a long ridge on our way to Barafu camp. We also left Barafu in favor of a higher summit camp.

All our best,Vern Tejas

Every aspect of the program was a strength, with the greatest strength being our guide. Additionally, the Tanzanian crew was incredibly kind, helpful, and seemed genuinely dedicated to our success. Having the portable bathroom at our lunch stops and overnight made the trip that much more enjoyable and felt luxurious. I can’t think of any […]

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