Tuesday, January 13, 2009

19,340 ft.

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.
       

3 comments:

Ana said...

That's so cool, Malin! I'm glad you made it and it sounds like it was a blast. I'm really impressed you didn't get any altitude sickness. I can't wait to hear more about the trip in detail!

laffing dawg said...

Good job Malin. Did you ever dream of Mt Kilimanjaro being one of your summits ? Just another blessing to add to your list. Perhaps your dad can join you next time.

Would love to see some of the pictures.

In my prayers,
Kathy
Bend, OR

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