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Kilimanjaro

I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with Alana, Doug, Andrew, and Erin who I know from Camp Lemonier. We summited at 0628 on July 16, 2007. This is the best group I've ever travelled with, and one of my best trips ever. Thanks guys! Also, thanks to Zara for running such a smooth and seamless operation, and to our guide Jeff for guiding us up the volcano.
Ready to Move Out
Ready to Move Out
There's not much to do on a C-130.  Thank goodness for the Economist!
There's not much to do on a C-130. Thank goodness for the Economist!
What I need is always on the bottom of this stuff sack!  Why do they need my passport again, anyway?
What I need is always on the bottom of this stuff sack! Why do they need my passport again, anyway?
Machame Gate to Kilimanjaro National Park
Machame Gate to Kilimanjaro National Park
Slogging Through the Rain Forest
Slogging Through the Rain Forest
Day 1:  Our First Dinner on the Trail
Day 1: Our First Dinner on the Trail
Day 2:  Messing With My GPS and Getting a Sunburn on My Legs
Day 2: Messing With My GPS and Getting a Sunburn on My Legs
Deep Contemplation.  And the Ever-Present Can of Milo
Deep Contemplation. And the Ever-Present Can of Milo
Day 2: Sunset at Shira Camp
Day 2: Sunset at Shira Camp
Dusk at Shira Camp
Dusk at Shira Camp
Day 3:  Dawn at Shira Camp
Day 3: Dawn at Shira Camp
Day 3: Jeff and Jeff Hiking Across the Lava Flows
Day 3: Jeff and Jeff Hiking Across the Lava Flows
Lunch Near the Lava Tower and, Of Course, Milo
Lunch Near the Lava Tower and, Of Course, Milo
Taking a Break to Climb the Lava Tower
Taking a Break to Climb the Lava Tower
HIking Down From Lava Tower on Day 3
HIking Down From Lava Tower on Day 3
Heading Back Down to Acclimatize Before Hiking to Base Camp
Heading Back Down to Acclimatize Before Hiking to Base Camp
Day 4: Hiking Out of Barranco Camp
Day 4: Hiking Out of Barranco Camp
The Scramble
The Scramble
Water Falls Below Barranco Camp
Water Falls Below Barranco Camp
Day 4:  Rock Climbing and Crossing Ash Piles Above the Clouds
Day 4: Rock Climbing and Crossing Ash Piles Above the Clouds
Hiking JUST Above the Clouds
Hiking JUST Above the Clouds
Dodging Boulders Above the Clouds
Dodging Boulders Above the Clouds
Day 4:  Approaching the Base Camp
Day 4: Approaching the Base Camp
Pitching our tent at the base camp.  Almost there!
Pitching our tent at the base camp. Almost there!
Oh, how this volcano tires out my hip flexors!
Oh, how this volcano tires out my hip flexors!
Day 5: Nearing the Summit
Day 5: Nearing the Summit
Dawn on Kilimanjaro
Dawn on Kilimanjaro
Sunrise at the Summit:  The Highest Point in Africa (19,310 feet)
Sunrise at the Summit: The Highest Point in Africa (19,310 feet)
View From the Top of Africa
View From the Top of Africa
Heading Back Down
Heading Back Down
Boot Skiing Down the Ash Piles
Boot Skiing Down the Ash Piles
Heading Back Down to Base Camp
Heading Back Down to Base Camp
Running Back Down the Volcano
Running Back Down the Volcano
The Team
The Team