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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, April 29, 2012

Day 18, April 29


Namaste everyone.

It is April 29th, and we've had a rest day down at base camp. We call it a rest day because we were resting, not that we needed a rest.

So, all the teams are down at base camp, nobody is up on the mountain. The biggest reason for that is the forecast was for some heavy winds and lots of snow. Well we didn't get the wind, but we did get alot of snow. So now that we are down at base camp. What we need is, and what we are hoping for, is somebody to go up before us and break trail. That may or may not happen. So our plan is to leave sometime tomorrow morning, we don't know how early, it depends on how much snow we get tonight, and then head up to Camp 1, set up camp there.

Our original plan was to go straight to Camp 2, but with all this snow it's going to be really difficult to get up to Camp 2. So unless we get three or four teams of, like ten to fifteen people so we can all share in breaking the trail it's going to be really difficult. So we're going to head up to Camp 1 tomorrow, and then we'll just kind of play it by ear, see how things go, see how much snow there is, and how far up we can push. We're hoping to stay up until we can get up to Camp 3, hopefully spend the night and maybe go a little bit higher, so that we can come down.

The forecast for the whole week is for snow, but next week it looks like it is going to be really good, so we're hoping to acclimatise when it's not as good, meaning alot of snow, and then kind of get up as high as we can, and then come back down, have a bit of a rest, and then when the weather is a little bit nicer, hopefully we can make it all the way up to the summit.

That's the plan for now, keep an eye on the spot, I am sending some messages, but sometimes they don't always get through. Anyways, love to you all, and thanks so much for all the text messages and everything.

Take care everybody, bye.

Note from Ted. When Lucille wakes up next it will be her birthday, at least in the Nepal timezone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Lucille,
Bonne Fete, We hope you have a great day and that the snow stops falling so you can continue on your way to the top. We look forward to hearing your stories when you return home.

Happy Trails,
Love Don & Diane