Saturday, December 29, 2007

Roof of Africa

My mom and I both made it to the top of Kilimanjaro, to the highest peak in Africa. We made it despite the fact that it was gruelingly hard, the weather was punishing (snow and hail and rain nonstop, although our nighttime ascent to the summit was clear), and we were suffering from altitude sickness. But we kept going, and we got to the top, and then we limped back down to the base camp and vowed to avoid mountains for a while.

2 comments:

erica said...

erin--you're alive! i can't believe you climbed mt. kilimanjaro. i'm hoping for photos, soon, and lots of stories.

Miscellany Inc. said...

Ditto!