Wednesday, September 08, 2010

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Us at the top of Kilimanjaro - around 8.45 on Tuesday morning!



I took lots of photos but unfortunately had my camera stolen at Nairobi airport so these are thanks to my sister (the one in the red jacket)...

It was an amazing, emotional, inspiring, exhausting trip. Of all the things I expected, FUN wasn't on the list. But that's what we had.

Every night when we arrived at camp, our wonderful porters sang and danced for us...



So after the first day, we surprised them by making up a song and singing it back to them every following night too! Not exactly rocket science, 'Four happy hikers climbing on a cliff, and if one happy hiker should accidently fall....' was one. But at least we can say that we did somehow sing our way up Kilimanjaro! Also we taught them an elaborate game of 'My grandmother went to market...' and played Rock paper scissors in return.

I'm going to write more later, and hopefully have some more pics, but this is just to say that we're safe, and happy, and to thank you ALL for your good wishes.

And if you're considering ever climbing Kilimanjaro, one thing to say to you .... DO IT! Happy to answer any questions you may have.

9 comments:

Kath said...

That is such an incredible thing to do, you must be feeling elated. Congratulations on a brilliant achievement!

Nik Perring said...

Wonderful! WELL DONE! Now, if I were you, I'd have a nice, quiet, sit down.

Nik x

jenny wilson said...

well donexx

Catherine said...

That sounds like such an achievement, and the fun is a bonus. And meanwhile, we had an earthquake here - but I am going on holiday and expect to return recovered and ready for your "family stories" course :)

Caroline said...

From now on you, just know that I will always think of you dressed as wonderwoman. Huge congratulations x

Megan Warren said...

Congratulations - what a wonderful achievement!

Sue Guiney said...

Fantastic! I'm so glad it went well, that you're home safely and that IT WAS FUN! What an amazing experience it must have been.

Alex said...

Apologies if I've missed this somewhere, but why did you want to climb it?

DJ Kirkby said...

Impressive! How many stories did you write in your mind during the experience?