Jeremy and Rob reporting from the mountain

March 2, 2006 – From the Equator to the North Pole

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Hello everyone this is Jeremy King and I’m accompanied by my colleague Mountaineer Rob Dunn.  We are reporting from Camp Barafu at 15,200 feet (4630m) on Mount Kilimanjaro.  Earlier this morning around 9:00am we left Camp Karanga and we spent the last 4 hours moving steadily up the mountain.  I will now pass you to Mountaineer Rob Dunn and he’ll share with you some of our ups and downs on the day’s activities.

You know, Jeremy, they say climbing Kilimanjaro is like going from the equator to the North Pole.  We moved through rain forest, moorland, alpine desert and we are now on our way to North Pole like conditions.  We’ve experienced torrential rain, high winds, snow and hail. 

This afternoon we move upward to our next camp at 16,000 feet (4877m).  We’d like to say hello to our friends in Cape Breton at the West Richmond School.  Rob Dunn here signing off, thank you very much.

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