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Photos from Nancy Sutherland's ascent of Kilimanjaro, a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with Tusker Outfitters in January 2010.

Photos from Nancy Sutherland's ascent of Kilimanjaro, a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with Tusker Outfitters in January 2010.

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    A Journey to the Summit of Kilimanjaro A Journey to the Summit of Kilimanjaro Presentation Transcript

    • A JOURNEY TO THE SUMMIT
      OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO
    • HIGHEST PEAKS ON EARTH’S SEVEN CONTINENTS
      KILIMANJARO – AFRICA’S TALLEST AT 19,340 FEET
    • COMPARATIVE HEIGHT OF THE SUMMITS
      KILIMANJARO IS FOURTH HIGHEST SUMMIT
    • SETTING LOFTY GOALS
      • FUND-RAISING GOAL FOR SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER
      • A DOLLAR A FOOT = $20,000
      • FROM OVER 200 CONTRIBUTORS
      • REACHING THE SUMMIT AT 19,340 FEET
      • JOHN TESTED AS FREE OF CANCER
    • MOSHI TANZANIA – LAUNCHING POINT FOR THE CLIMB
    • SNOW-COVERED KILIMANJARO AS A BACKDROP
    • TEAM’S FIRST MEETING FOR THE CLIMB ORIENTATION AND GEAR CHECK
    • ORGANIZING GEAR DUFFLES FOR 10 DAYS AND FINAL CHECK OF DAY PACKS
    • THE TEAM -- FILLED WITH ANTICIPATION –ON DRIVE TO NATIONAL PARK
    • REGISTERING AT WESTERN LONDOROSSI GATE OF THE NATIONAL PARK
      WITH OUR TUSKER TRAIL GUIDES
    • RAIN-DRENCHED RUTTED ROADS AS WE DRIVE TO TRAIL HEAD
    • MEETING UP WITH THE 74 PORTERS AT THE LEMOSHO GLADES TRAILHEAD
    • 4 TO 5 HOUR HIKE THROUGH RAIN FOREST
    • UNTOUCHED VEGETATION GROWS ACROSS NARROW TRACK
    • BIG TREE FOREST CAMP 9,170 FT / 2,800 M
    • THE DAY’S TREK OF 6 TO 7 HOURS BEGINS IN REMAINING RAIN FOREST
    • GIANT MOORLAND ZONE –GAINING ALTITUDE OF 2,400 FEET
    • TRANSITION FROM THE RAIN FOREST TO ALPINE ZONE – THE LAST WARM DAY
    • SHIRA CAMP AT 11,500 ft / 3,505 m
    • DELICIOUS HEARTY MEALS AND ALWAYS SOUP -- CHEF LOOKS ON
    • SHIRA CALDERA—HIGH ALTITUDE DESERT PLATEAU—FIRST CLOSE VIEW OF KIBO
    • GOAL TO REACH UHURU PEAK ON KIBO
    • 7 HOUR HIKE ACROSS THE SHIRA PLATEAU AND SHIRA CATHEDRAL
    • PORTERS’ RHYTHMIC SONG ON ARRIVAL AT MOIR CAMP 13,650 ft /4,160 m
    • CLIMBERS APPEAR LIKE A TRAIL OF ANTS ON ASCENT TO LAVA TOWER
    • WE’LL TREK UP TO LAVA TOWER AT 14,950 ft / 4,566 m –ACCLIMATIZATION
    • TREKKING THROUGH THE GIANT SENECIO FOREST TO BARRANCO CAMP
    • BARRANCO CAMP AT 12,950 ft / 3,950 m -- AT FOOT OF BARRANCO WALL
    • 500 FOOT LAVA FLOW -- NOT TECHNICAL WALL BUT STILL CHALLENGING
    • BARRANCO WALL – FANTASTIC VIEWS OF CRAGS AND CREVASSES
    • PORTERS ASCEND ON THE SAME ROUTE UP THE BARRANCO WALL
    • KARANGA CAMP AT 13,200 FT / 4,023 M –BEAUTIFUL VALLEY SUNSETS
    • ACCLIMATIZATON HIKE TO 14,500 ft / 4,420 m –RETURN TO KARANGA CAMP
    • THE TEAM – ON ROCKY, CRAGGY SLOPES TO BARAFU CAMP
    • BARAFU CAMP 15,200 ft / 4,633 m * BARAFU MEANS “ICE” IN SWAHILI
    • RETURN PAST OTHER CAMPSITES AFTER AFTERNOON ACCLIMATIZATION TREK
    • SUMMIT DAY –RISING AT 4:00 AM JUST BEFORE SUNRISE
    • HEADLAMPS LIGHT THE PATH AS THE TEAM HEADS FOR THE SUMMIT
    • STELLA POINT -- JUST 200 FEET FROM UHURU PEAK
    • AMID THE CLOUDS AS WE APPROACH UHURU PEAK
    • THE SIGNPOST FOR UHURU –A SMALL DOT AT THE TOP OF THE RISE
    • SUMMITED TO UHURU PEAK AT 19,340 FT / 5,895 M
      HOLDING A LIST OF 221 CONTRIBUTORS -- $20,730
    • THE SUN CAME OUT AND WE ALL CELEBRATED
    • ON UHURU PEAK – THANKFUL FOR MY TUSKER PORTER
    • ON THE DESCENT TO BARAFU CAMP –LATE IN THE AFTERNOON
    • DAY AFTER SUMMITING -- ON ROUTE TO MWEKA CAMP – IN THE RAIN
    • A TRIBUTE TO THE PORTERS AT MWEKA CAMP 10,400 ft / 3,170 m
    • WHATEVER YOU DREAM . . . CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED