Kilimanjaro July 25th Machame route climb

Hello Everybody this is Tom Chambers from the July 25th Kilimanjaro climb, thanks for following along with our Cybercast.
Today was a busy day with a pre-trip orientation of what to expect in the upcoming week as well the mountain lifestyle on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. This was followed by a comprehensive equipment check and a lunch.
We then went on a town tour where we got to know the city of Arusha, bought some fancy paintings and then had a delicious family style meal together. Yum!

We are now ready for a good nights sleep preparing us for our journey to the Machame gate and the beginning of our adventure tomorrow.

We send our thoughts and love to everybody back home and will check in tomorrow with an update from Machame hut camp.

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Malibu Florida Gators return to Arusha

Hi everyone,

On July 23rd, the team returned to Arusha for showers and celebration.
We headed over to Onsea House for a great dinner and celebration of our trip together, as well as Leah’s birthday.
Yesterday the team departed for safari and home destinations. A special shout out goes to Stephen Shipman from Florida, who joined us in this adventure, having just survived a fight with cancer, and who hopes to propel himself back to normal life!

My thanks to Ron and Dianette for bringing another fantastic group of people! My thanks to the team for all of their hard work and great attitudes.

As usual our Tanzanian crew did an awesome job- we could not pull this off without them!

I am headed home for a few months! Tom Chambers, Willie Benegas and Vern Tejas will be finishing the season here through September.

Asante!

Eric Murphy

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Florida Malibu Gators Summit in excellent weather !

Summit day on Kili

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Flordia Malibu Gators are at High Camp

We are at high camp 15,800′.  Team is doing great and headed to bed for 5 hours of rest before we get up at 11 and climb at 12 midnight.  Everyone sending their best back home to family and friends.  Leah gives a shout to John, Olivia, Nicky & family, Fran and friends- thinking of you as we prepare to summit.

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Team headed to high Camp all doing well

Summit day on Kili

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Malibu/Florida Gators

Some shots at Lava Tower-15,000 feet and the top of the Baranco Wall at 13,900’!

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Malibu/Florida Gators

Some shots at Lava Tower-15,000 feet and the top of the Baranco Wall at 13,900’!

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