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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.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Summit day!!!!

We woke up at 0630 where I started melting snow and making breakfast for us. After about 1 1/2 hours we headed out the tent, ready to head for the summit, but the mountain was not ready for us. It was windy....too windy to go for the summit. We wandered around camp talking with other teams, no one else was prepare to make a move with the conditions we noted on the summit. After a while we headed back into the tent, into our sleeping bags to warm up and Domhnall made us some soup. Around 11am Domhnall noted that the wind direction had changed thus making a summit attempt possible. We rushed to put on our crampons, get our packs and head off. After the traverse it got windy and much colder. I pulled out my down pants and jacket. We all put on all the clothing we had with us including face masks and goggles.
Eventually we reached the football field, and the wind calmed down, making it possible for us to remove our down clothing. Just one more hill and then we were on the summit ridge. After 8 hours we were standing on the summit in calm wind and sunny skies. Beautiful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lucille - AWESOME!!!

Tracey K