I had the pleasure of standing on the rooftop of Africa by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with 5 new friends from Michigan. All 6 of us were successful in climbing up to the crater and to Gillman's Point and then on to the final summit at Uhuru Peak (Kilimanjaro has a 75% success rate). We reached the summit at 5 AM--very dark and so cold that our water bottles had frozen despite being wrapped in socks. We took a few pictures and watched the sunrise as we came down.