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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.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Day 5 - April 16

Lucille called from the Sat Phone this morning. She is trying to conserve battery power in the Sat phone so isn't yet calling in voice messages for the blog, but once they arrive at base camp she can set up her charging system better.

They continued about 8 hours on their trek from Kharlabesi and ended up a little beyond their planned stop at Jagat in a viliage called Philim. They figure it will be three more days for them to reach base camp, and they have decided to delay their planned rest day at Samagaan, and instead go straight to base camp and rest there. The other expeditions that are ahead of them have been delayed getting in to base camp due to snow, and should get there tomorrow, so Lucille and Dom will only be about two days behind the other expeditions.

As for acclimatization, they are only now at about the same elevation now as Lukla, which is the beginning of the trek in to Everest, so they are not yet feeling the effects of the elevation, so they would prefer to keep moving. By the time they get to base camp at 4,800 meters, they will be ready for a two or three day rest before hitting the mountain.

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