September 23, 2007 – See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

It is the 23rd of September morning time, calling from Moor camp.

The group has finally crossed above the 4000 meter level on Kilimanjaro and we are getting closer and closer to those giant glaciers on Kibo. Our goal is to hopefully climb to the top of them in a few more days.

AKen waking up the mountain with his multi-band radio at 2 in the morningfter our 3rd night, I think the group perhaps did not sleep so well as the 2nd night at the Shira camp down below. Not sure if it was the altitude, but one report I heard today was that it was about an incident that happened at 2:20 am. Turns out Ken has a really nice multi-band radio that he travels with, and he listens to it to fall asleep. He was sleeping with it on, at about 2:20am he rolled over and the headphones pulled out. The entire group heard ‘105 love FM from Nairobi’ blasting surprisingly loud from Ken’s little speakers. We had a good laugh about it this morning.

It’s beautiful light today, taking a lot of photos of the group as they wake up sleepy - but bright eyed as they see the scenery around them.

We will try to send back the photos of the group members as we go along.

We are far above the forest now. Those memories of us sitting along the trails resting. One memory in particular, was when ‘the see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ monkeys were sitting along the side of the trail.

We are now above the tree line and we are continuing up today. Across some of the most spectacular scenery. We are heading to the Lava tower, afterwards, of course continuing on across to the great Barranco wall.

The traverse across Kilimanjaro will give us some of the best scenery imaginable and it is also going to aid us in our acclimatization.

We are doing well and will continue to report as we trek across the higher parts of Kilimanjaro.

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