Climb Day 5

Today was an incredibly intensive day. After yesterdays arrival at Shira camp we immediately went to our tents and crashed for 3 or 4 hours of sleep!

Simon our lead guide called for wake up at 12 midnight, wow that was hard! But everyone was pumped and in the dark, John Bongiorno gave us quick charge and motivation on the reason we are here in the first place. In the pitch black of the night we headed out with our headlamps, bundled for a cold night.

Seven solid hours of straight up climbing proved to be the most difficult thing any of us have ever done. Our bodies were weak and our minds delirious but we just kept pushing on. Finally at around 8:30 we arrived at the highest peak in Africa on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro! What an exciting moment and a huge goal attained for the cause of clean water.

Our blog is short today because we are all very tired. We started at 12 midnight and we didn’t stop until nearly 8pm. We are headed down the remainder of the mountain first thing in the morning and should be back in our hotel by early evening. At that time we will work to upload photos and add onto this blog.

We put together a couple of short video clips (unedited) to give you a glimpse of our day.

Pray for us as we continue our decent tomorrow.

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