Sunday, January 11, 2009
From the summit of Kilimanjaro!
Well, against all odds, Sarah and I summitted the crater's edge (Gilman's Point) after a 9 1/2 hour ordeal including Sarah hopping 1000ft up the mountain with only one crutch. Sarah was spent after the climb but I still had enough of a stubborn streak in me to want to make it to Uhuru - the peak of Kibo. It was past the cut-off time to make that ascent, however I promised Sosta that I would be quick and I was. He cut a terrific pace but I managed to keep up most of the time. I can't write more now because Sosta and I are the only ones left on the mountain, and we still have a 6 hour hike left ahead of us. By the way, Susan and Ellen BOTH summitted Uhuru - it had been decided that they should press on when the crutch disaster happened. TTFN.