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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013


Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 27 - Move to Camp 5 - 17,200'



Today was a move to the high camp at 17,200' (5,200m). They are now staged for a summit attempt, weather permitting. May 28 may be a rest day, but the weather forecast would indicate that if they are rested enough already, that they should push for the summit right away. If they don't go for it this weekend, snow and wind is on the way.

...ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
MAINLY CLEAR.
LOW AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...5° BELOW (-20C).
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...EAST 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
MOSTLY SUNNY.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...5° ABOVE (-15C).
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...EAST 15 MPH.

.OUTLOOK SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

PARTLY CLOUDY TOWARD THE SUMMIT.
MOSTLY CLOUDY AT LOWER ELEVATIONS.
SNOW LIKELY BY TUESDAY.
SUMMIT WINDS...EAST 20 MPH OR LESS SUNDAY BECOMING
SOUTH MONDAY...INCREASING TO 50 MPH BY TUESDAY.

Here is what the possible route to the summit would be. Watch the Spot for further developments.

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