Monday, December 02, 2013

Cross one off the bucket list! I made the summit!


Getting to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet) was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  And I thought completing a marathon was hard.  That was easy compared to this!  It was both a mental and physical challenge from start to finish.  And totally life changing.  Here I am at the summit with our head guide and first assistant guide.  Without their help, I don't think I could have made it.
 My climbing buddies - my nephew Larry, one of Larry's best friends, Scott, me, my nephew Mark and our good friend Bill - taken on our safari to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
 
 I was amazed at the wildlife we saw while on safari - I could have reached out and touched the elephants and they strolled by our truck.
 Almost above the clouds on day two.
And the moutain herself.  I can't wait to go back.
 
And I'm looking for a new adventure. :-)  Where will I go next?
 


10 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, my goodness, Margie!
That is a real accomplishment. I can't even begin to imagine. Congrats to you!!!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Kristen said...

WOW Margie! Such an accomplishment! What's next: Everest? K2? ;)

Congratulations!

Cari said...

CONGRATULATIONS !! You are simply amazing. You must be so very, very proud of yourself. I am in awe of your accomplishments !!

Natasha said...

Congratulations!! What an amazing adventure. I m in awe of your recent climb.

Please share more about your climb. Hats off to you :)

P.J. said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a worldly adventure. That is so amazing. Congratulations on the major feat! Impressive girly, impressive.

April said...

WOW !!! Love the pictures and please do share more about your climb!!

marly said...

Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment.

Catherine said...

An amazing journey ~ thanks for sharing ~ I hope you'll write some more about the experience!

Rowyn M said...

Wow! Congrats on your achievement.

Karoline said...

Congrratulations that's an amazing achievement