Update from Kilimanjaro 2

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Today was the first day of climbing.  Arriving at the base of the Lemosho Route, they trekked 4 hours to Forest Camp.  The altitude at Forest Camp is 2,650 M. Tomorrow they will trek from Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp (another 4-5 hours of trekking) where the altitude is 3,610 M.  It’s hard to remember that their days are our nights so try to think of it this way:  At 10 PM in Chicago they are waking up to a new day at 7 AM.  By the time we wake up at 8 AM it is 5 PM for them and they are probably making camp for the night.  So they are trekking while we are sleeping. I hope that at Shira Camp their phone will be able to work so I can get another personal update.  It was strange to celebrate Howard and my 19th Wedding Anniversary with him being out of communication range.  For all of you that are “checking up on us”, THANK YOU!  Shayna and I are feeling an abundance of love as so many of you are calling to see how we’re doing that I can barely return all the calls and Facebook messages.  More soon!

Best, Anne

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