The team has made a massive ascent today, climbing after breakfast and only arriving at camp near dinner.
Most important perhaps is their enthusiasm, spirit and excitement to climb higher.
A few messages came through today. The head guide, Ema, reported that “all doing great.” Though this is good news, it doesn’t provide the details we are anxiously awaiting. The second guide in line, Paul, reported “Everybody at Baranco. Crazy Kili dance with porters and all very enthused about kesho (tomorrow).” Again, we may wonder if Paul has altitude sickness!!!
The guides/porters/camp crew do welcome the team every day in camp with amazing songs and dance. Paul is our lead in Kenya, and though he has joined us in Tanzania on a few accounts, the song and dance usually catches him off guard.
Luckily around 8pm a text from the team came in with the truth.
“It’s very cold but we love arriving to every camp with the guides and porters singing and dancing,”. Perhaps, Paul isn’t high on altitude as we thought!
Adventure International runs a good show and we are thrilled to have the team in good hands.
Did we mention the sponsors?
Dare2Be and Craghoppers for endless layers, jackets, ski pants, base layers, etc?
LEKI for trekking poles – our crutches on the climb!
Outdoor Research for gaitors, gloves and balaclavas?
Hi-Tec for boots made for walking?!
Fox River Sox keeping the toes warm on the hikes…
Skins…for essential base layers…
American Alpine Club for exclusive mountain rescue insurance….
And MASSIVE thanks to all of the support!!
3 Peaks is possible because we have amazing companies and individuals helping support our teams.
Happy Australia Day to all of our followers in Strayla!!!