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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.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 23 - May 4


VoiceMessage


Namaste everybody, it is May 4th and we are back down at Base Camp. Now the reason we are back down, of course, is the weather, we've had alot of snow in the past little while. But thankfully, we didn't get the snow that was forecasted. They had forecasted a metre of snow last night, and thankfully that didn't happen, we only had about, you know the usual, 10 to 20 centimeters or so.

The Italian group that we are with went up to Camp 2 today, and they said towards the latter part they were almost waist deep in snow trying to break trail to get up there. And so, we decided to come down to Base Camp. Everyone right now is down either at Base Camp, OR, at Samagaon eating and drinking and being nice and warm. But we're up here, we are going to see what the forecast does,and see what the snow does. If things stay, if we don't have too much snow today, tonight, then we may go up to Camp 2, just sort of test it, and see how things go. The trouble is the trail breaking, alot of the Sherpas say they have never seen it with this much snow. There is a gentleman here, who is in our camp, who has climbed all 14 of the 8000 metre peaks, and he says that when he climbed it, I don't know how many years ago it was, because his English isn't very good and my Italian is very poor, he said he was just walking on rocks, not even any snow, and here we are floundering in waist deep snow. So it's kind of interesting.

Now, the other thing I want to mention is Mrs Schmidt's grade three class from Trochu Valley School is getting ready to do "their" summit. So I'm wishing you all, all the best, good luck, and if you don't manage to make this summit, remember you've got one more week. So good luck everybody, and if you do manage to summit, when you do manage to summit, just remember what a good feeling that accomplishment is. So good luck to you all.

Alright, love to you all. Bye.

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