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Dispatches from the Climb

July 6

A team of 13 climbers started their climb up Mount Kilimanjaro yesterday and Ottawa climber Suzanne Stump, a CIDA project manager and mother of four, sent us this message from the mountain:

 

2nd day climbing Kilimanjaro. All feeling well. We are more than 1000 feet or 3300 meters. Sunny. Heading for Shira camp for supper and overnight.

We have received several inspiring messages from friends and family of our Climb for CODE climbers which we are sharing with you here.  Please join us in wishing our brave and committed climbers a safe and successful summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • "Hi Adele, Keep breathing." - Lynne
  • "Jed, keep your chin up so it won’t hurt your neck. I am really proud of all of you for doing this wonderful act of great kindness." - Ward
  • "Wishes to all climbers and please say a special hello to David and Adele Imrie!" - Carolyn

Jyly 10  -- Text message from Tim Snell --

To climb sponsors, Yesterday was July 9, day 5. We climbed pas lava tower at 14951 ft. Today we tackle Barranco wall on to Karanga camp.

July 10, 1:34am -- Text message from Suzanne Stump --

This is the 5th day of the climb. WE just had breakfast and are preparing to scramble up the barraco wall. Yesterday some people feeling nausea and headaches but we're fine after good night sleep. Frost on ground and we are cove the clouds.

Battry low and not much network up here. Will send message when possible.

July 10, 4:56am -- Text message from Suzanne Stump --

It took us nearly three hours but we managed to scramble up barraco wall. We are at 14000 feet or 4600 metres. The rest today is downhill. We will sleep at karanga camp.

July 11 -- Text message from Suzanne Stump --

We are getting ready for 6th day climb. We have brilliant sunshine and a clear view of kibo. We are heading for barafu camp today at 15000 feet. Tomorrow will be our biggest day as we'll attempt the summit.

We have received several inspiring messages from friends and family of our Climb for CODE climbers which we are sharing with you here.  Please join us in wishing our brave and committed climbers a safe and successful summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • "Good to hear that the climb is going well.. Give our best to Mike Rau!!! And I look forward to hearing stories about kibo! I thank all the climbers for their hard work and hand in the fundraising for this worthy cause!" - Jackie
  • "Best of luck to you all in reaching the summit tomorrow" - Lynne
  • "Sue - Hope you are well.  You are in my thoughts and prayers... Love" - Gail

July 12 -- Text message from Suzanne Stump --

We have really big news to share. We made it to the summit of uhuru peak yesterday around 1417. We were one enthusiastic group!

 

  • "To Chris and the entire team - Congratulations! This is a terrific accomplishment that will remain with each of you for a very long time to come.
    On behalf of CODE I want to extend our heartfelt thanks for your fundraising efforts. Rest assured that there are now many more children who, as a result of your contribution, will have the opportunity to learn to read. Thankyou again and enjoy the trip down the mountain!" - Judy Hauserman, Chair CODE
  • "Congratulations to everyone!!" - Valarie
  • "Go team - well done stay safe. Hello Shelley Munro - can't wait to hear all about it!" - Raf
  • "That is fantastic news! Congratulations to all the climbers - what a fantastic accomplishment! A toast to you all!" - Jane
  • What an incredible gift you are giving these children. It's a fantastic idea sharing your experience with us...very much appreciated! Stay safe and take care of each other! - Sandi
  • "Congratulations to Chris and team on reaching peak." - Kiwanis Club of Kingsway Humber
  • "CONGRATULATIONS ALL!!!" - Steven
  • Congratulations for your determination and strength and for raising money and awareness. - Gloria, Shelley's friend :-)

Date: 
Monday, July 12, 2010
News Type: 
Event

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