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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

12 September, 2023 09:16

Jumbo friends, family and loved ones,

We were up early this morning and ascended the notorious Barronco Wall. We needed hands, we needed to feet We needed to use our eyes and we need a little help from our local guides.

But we prevailed despite the scramble conditions.

Finally we stood victorious on top!

then it was on to Karanga camp in the distance.

All are well and thinking of you.

All our best,Vern Tejas

Mag 7 in Kranga camp

Jumbo friends family and loved ones,

We made it to Kranga camp however w are l having a hard time transmitting so I’m just going to do a verbal right now and hopefully we can download the photos later. All is well

All our best,Vern Tejas

The Magnificent Seven Reaches the Top of Africa!

Jambo friends family and loved ones! This is Vern Tejas reporting in for The Magnificent Seven. We all stood on top of the highest point in Africa today! It was such a wonderful view to see the morning sun rising as we approached the summit. I wish you could’ve been there. Since then we’ve now dropped all the way down to the Mweka camp which is about 10,000 feet, so we’ve dropped 9000 feet today after climbing up four or five thousand feet. So it’s been an up and down day, mainly down, and we’re all very pleasantly beseiged over. We’re going to bed early tonight and we’re gonna get up early tomorrow and head to the gate. So please standby for transmissions of photographs, they should be coming this Tuesday when we get reception back, when we get down to the gate. So thank you very much for following along. Photos to follow. Ciao for now. Night night. Lala Salama.

The Magnificent 7 prepare for their summit attempt

Logistics were well organized, everything fell into place and even the smallest details were looked after. Assigning an Alpine Ascents guide is an excellent idea for providing a good flow of communication (especially if there’s a problem or issue). My goal was to summit Kilimanjaro without stumbling too much along the way. More seriously, I made many new, quality friends on this adventure and arrived home safe and healthy.

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