RICK UPDATE!!! Phone call!!!! He called during breakfast! He is "feeling okay" and is "annoyed by the rain and the humidy". "Its just pouring!" Last night was 32 and so this morning everything is frosty. Today will be a short day--only a 3 hour hike!
They will climb up and over the Brannco wall. Everything "looks beautiful". He can see the wall and the glaciers--BEAUTIFUL! I asked, "are you having fun?" and he said, "Overall"--I can tell the weather is wearing on him.
His tent mate is from Malta. He spent the night puking--stomach bug. Not fun! There are 5 people in his tour besides him--two from NY, one from Iowa, the guy from Malta and then rick.
"Are you happy to be there, doing the first of the seven summits?" --His answer, "Yes, very happy!" ...
"What have you enjoyed the most?" --His answer, "The plants! The scenery is just gorgeous. The trail is like Mt. Fuji in parts and like Rainier in others. The porters and guides are interesting and last night they did a singing thing for the group."
The local food is annoying to him. He is well rested and feels recovered each day. Because they are on the equator, they get 12 hours of night time daily= lots of time to sleep!
The meals are all served in 3 courses. What luxery!
As I was talking to him, he suddenly said, "AWESOME! The sun just came over the ridge".
Again, I'm very thankful for the technology that allows these precious texts and phone calls. He will try to call tonight when they make a new camp.
ALSO....he just Facebooked!!!
Hi from Baranco camp @ Kilimanjaro! Sunny. Breach awesome.
I called KLM and changed his flight...he is now coming home a day early. I can't wait! :) I'm gonna stay in WA until he arrives on Tuesday and then we will drive home together. I can't wait to see him.
CHECK OUT THIS SHORT VIDEO to see the sites on Kili. Its a beautiful video!
I'm so proud of my husband!