Daily Archives: August 11, 2016
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: