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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.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dispatch from Camp 4


Namaste everybody, this is Domhnall and Lucille, we are on the summit push. We left at about 11:00 last night, climbed through the night. It's now about 5:00 in the morning and the sun has come up, thank goodness, it was windy and cold. We are at about 7,400 metres, Camp 4, desolate place for a call.

And a beautiful night full in the stars, we've got low cloud down at about 6,000, 5,000, 5,000, 5,500 metres, and we've got clear skies above....garbled.... Wind chill is pretty cold, cold feet. But Lucille's doing well, I'm doing well, and we're out with a bunch of Italians, a bunch of good friends.

Yah, we're going well so far, you can follow us on the spot. Climbing with all of you guys in my heart, especially Paddy, figuratively and literally and ah I will try to give you a call when I can, update you.

From Camp 4 here it looks like we've got a plateau, and then a little summit ridge maybe six hours from the top if all goes well, and then we've got to get ourselves out of here. It looks pretty good, Oxygen is doing fine, we're not climbing without it. Yeah it's just difficult to keep your hands and feet warm but the sun is a great benefit for that and yah (reception cuts out)

(Note from Ted: As far as I know they are not climbing with supplemental Oxygen.)

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