Look at All That Twitter Love →
Colleen O’Farrell of the Lance Armstrong Foundation sends out a message to my teammates and I after we summitted!
Lance Armstrong Congratulates Our Team →
We’re kind of a big deal! More important than reaching the summit, though: our team raised over $200,000 for cancer programs and services at LIVESTRONG!
Don’t be the mountaineer that reaches the peak, but misses the point.– An adage about life by Chris Warner, one of only 9 Americans to summit K2 and Everest, founder of Earth Treks, and one of our amazing expedition leaders for Survivor Summit’s climb of Kilimanjaro.
Take that, Barranco Wall →
We scrambled over some crazy rocks at high altitude, and the made our way down Karanga Valley to camp with the summit getting closer (as well as more attainable, mentally). With the way the rocks overhung the wall, I’m seriously happy to have only had to do that section once.
Mountains can never meet, but people can meet again.– Swahili proverb. Missing my teammates today, but knowing that we shared such a cool experience together makes me smile.
LIVESTRONG's Doug Ulman Shares News about Our... →
CEO Doug Ulman makes news of our summit of Kilimanjaro public—reached Uhuru at 7 a.m. on July 2, 2012!
On the Summit! →
Reached the peak at 7 a.m. on July 2, 2012. My teammates and I had cold toes and fingers, but it was all worth it!
My Teammates and I Reached the Peak of Kilimanjaro... →
Our team reached the peak of Kilimanjaro all safe and sound, and then skiied on some scree back down to camp. “Incredible” doesn’t even begin to describe the whole experience. Pictures to follow!
News on Summit Day →
This was what our Survivor Summit page looked like just hours before we all summitted on July 2, 2012. We were definitely cold, but we were also excited, happy, and inspired!
Well, I’m heading to the airport today for my flights to Tanzania! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has donated to LIVESTRONG on my behalf (over $10,000 raised individually, and $200,000 as a team!); offered me kind messages of support; and kept up with my blog. I hope to share pictures and stories from the climb with all of you soon. I have no idea what internet access may...
$10,000 fundraising requirement met & exceeded Thank you cards in mail Bags (and passport. Yes, I definitely need to remember my passport) packed Hiking boots placed in carry-on bag Rent paid USPS mail held Immunizations done Ride to airport secured Plane itinerary printed and checked in on flights Malaria medication to be started tonight Tons of water to continue to be consumed...
June 23: Depart USA. June 24: Arrive at JRO. June 25: Rest day. June 26: Drive to Machame trailhead. Five hours of hiking through a temperate rain forest to a small clearing, where we will establish camp at 10,000 feet. June 27: Continue up the ridge with short sections of scrambling. By midday, we will be above tree line and will establish camp at 12,800 feet. June 28: Today, we will head SE...