Sunday, January 11, 2009

Enroute from Kibo Camp to summit

Disaster struck when at 16,500ft Sarah's crutch handle broke at the handle bend.  I ran down 1000ft to camp and jury-rigged a fix using the spare parts we brought and a rock as a hammer.  Am now almost back up to Sarah - exhausted.  It's 5AM.

It seems one leg and one crutch won't stop this lady from climbing Kilimanjaro.  By the time I had got to where I left her, she'd climbed another 1000ft with the helping hand and bone-weary arm of Sosta, our most incredible Head Guide.  She now has 2 crutches again so I'll let you know how it goes.  TTFN.

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