Monday, October 12, 2009

Success on Kili!

On Saturday October 10th at approximately 7:30am, after a very long/cold/dark night, we made it to the top Uhuru peak, the highest of the three peaks of the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa!

My leg was never a problem, this model of Mike seems to be built for climbing. It was a lot to ask, 6 gruelling days to the top, each more challenging than the last, and 2 days down, but it held up well under the stress. Lisa fought through days of altitude sickness and soldiered on, half exhausted and running on fumes by the time we reached the summit.

We're still in Africa and time is limited before we head off to the Serengeti today so I'll write a more detailed account later, but I thought I'd quickly post our success!

There'll be no living with me now!

Juma (assistant guide), Lisa, Mike, Mgeta (head guide)


  1. You are just amazing Mike! Well done and you rock! Congrats to Lisa also, altitude sickness and all she made it up. I am so proud of you guys! Dexter says Wooo hoooo!

  2. Woohoo! That's fantastic! Well done!

    So is mountaineering in the to-do list now?

    Lisa - you're a trooper - altitude sickness is not fun.

  3. Dude - awesome doesn't cover it - congrats to both you and Lisa !!!



  4. Tears of joy! Congratulations Lisa & Mike. And a BIG thank you to your guides. Hope your cameras were as successful. Nice job!