Monday, August 11, 2008
The first report from Kilimanjaro came early Sunday morning. Kevin Cherilla called in and left a voice message. Darol called later in the evening to further the progress report. At 5:30 PM they were at 12,500 feet and were spending the night at Herambo Camp. The weather was cloudy and there was slight snow fall. Darol said they would be at 14,000 feet by Monday evening. The next few days will prove to be far more challenging as oxygen levels drop, the temperature falls, and the climb is steep. This is when everyone will have to pace themselves and really dig in. The calls we receive from the team are not always audible enough to record for everyone to hear. It's a wonder that an everyday cell phone can send voices across the globe. On that note we do have a sound bite from an interview by Gillian Kohl of Arizona Public Radio, KNAU. Gillian trailed along with Darol as he was training 2 weeks before departing for Tanzania.