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Written By: sean on November 28, 2009 No Comment
Kili – AWC – home

The guys are on their way back from Zanzibar today after a well earned celebration  in Stonetown last night.  Well done to the Autism Western Cape Team!

Written By: sean on November 26, 2009 One Comment

All at Mweka camp and relishing the oxygen rich air. William is recovering –  it seems he picked up a bug.  We’re all stoked and excited about going to Zanzibar tomorrow.  Summit 2 Sea!

Written By: sean on November 26, 2009 5 Comments
Kili – AWC – Summit this am!

Just in from Sean: We reached the summit at 7.15am SA time.  Hard night but we all got there!  Everyone is hammered but we’re safely on our way down…  When we left Barafu at 23h45 last night, there was a big cloud over the summit as well as being windy.  It was a very long night but 7 successful, exhausted summiteers […]

Written By: sean on November 25, 2009 One Comment

Received from Sean (11pm Tanzania time, 10pm SA time): Ominous lenticular cloud over the summit.  Windy start.  Everyone in good shape.  Cucumber soup, spaghetti and scrambled eggs for lift off!

Written By: sean on November 25, 2009 One Comment
Kili – AWC – Day 5

From Sean (3 pm – Tanzania time):  William has gone down with a local guide, a porter and a cook to Millenium camp to recover. Everyone else is resting for the summit push tonight.

Written By: sean on November 25, 2009 No Comment

Just in from Sean: In Barafu camp – worst weather ever.   We should have left the sunscreen at home.  William battling with altitude but everyone else is strong.  There is snow on the slope up to Stella point.  Could be a cold one tonight.

Written By: sean on November 25, 2009 One Comment
Kili – AWC – Day 5

‘Wet, wet, wet…raining donkeys top of Baranco’ – said Sean yesterday,  so holding lots of thumbs for the weather to clear…

Today the team will take a slow trek to Barafu hut (4600m) through the wild alpine desert (approx 3 to 4 hrs).  After lunch, everyone will rest hard in preparation for tonight’s departure for the summit at […]

Written By: sean on November 24, 2009 One Comment

From Sean: Oats, paw paw,omlette and milo for breakfast.  All well.  Sun finally out after a wet night.  Kit drying on the rocks – everything damp.  We’ve got the mountain to ourselves.  Yay!

Written By: sean on November 24, 2009 No Comment
Kili – AWC – Day 4

The team will ascend the great Baranco wall today and then descend to Karanga valley.  They’ll hike over gently sloped hills and through valleys, up to 4100m for a hot lunch.  Dinner and overnight at the spectacular Karanga camp.

Written By: sean on November 23, 2009 No Comment

Just in from Sean: Great day!  Conditions overcast and cool.  Everone in good shape after big day. Now in Baranco camp and looking forward to seeing peak when it clears – it’s tucked behind a cloud.  Raining again!

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