Monthly Archives: August 2016
Week 1: July 12-19, 2014
Week 2: July 19-26, 2014
Two weeks back-to-back!
Week 1 had decent weather and we were able to summit Youngs Peak (9235’/2815m).
Week 2 got hit by a freak Arctic storm the night before out summit attempt (100kph winds with snow rocked the cabin the first night). The storm lasted two days and, unfortunately, we were unable to climb Youngs Peak that week (we still had lots of fun though).
July 28 – August 3, 2013
After a grueling five day approach trek in the thin air of extreme altitude, Scout Simon (14) left the comfort of his warm sleeping bag at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013, and an hour later headed out into the sub-zero dark of night (-10°C to -15°C) – with only half the oxygen to breathe than at sea level – to begin his climb to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa – 19,341 feet/5,895 metres above Tanzania and Kenya – the highest free-standing mountain in the world – one of the legendary “Seven Summits” – Kilimanjaro!
Here’s a video photo-diary of his journey:
And here’s a video photo-diary from his travels in Africa after his climb:
June 28-July 5, 2013
In 2013, we discovered Facebook and our blog posts on this page pretty much dried up.
To catch up, we’ll do a series of short posts with the highlights (mostly video) of each year since.
So, let’s re-start the blog by going back to MCamp13: