Sorry for the delays.... All good, healthy and happy to report all summited. We went for the top the day before yesterday at 12:30 AM, weather went incredibly downhill so I turned us around. Woke at 0800, sun was shinning so I decided to give it another go. All the guys were doing well all the way to the crater rim, once we arrived 5 hours later a short 50 minutes to the summit and it was all smiles. A little hypoxic but all happy as could be.
02/25/2006, Barufo Camp
Jamie, Dan, Scott and Steve climbed through a wide range of weather today, copious rain followed by snow, to arrive at the high camp, Barafu Camp, at approximately 15,500 feet. Each climber is in good health, happy, dry and resting for their summit push tonight. At 11:30 PM, they will wake up, get ready, and be walking by 12:30 AM. The goal is to be on the 19,340 foot summit 6 - 7 hours later. I imagine that the sunrise is more than spectacular from the height of Kilimanjaro!
02/24/2006, Barranco Camp, Kilimanjaro
This update is a short one as, unfortunately, some of it was muddled and broken-up in the transmission from the satellite phone. It's amazing how clear the messages can sound, but at the same time, he is calling from Kilimanjaro in Africa!
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