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Title: Officially booked for Kili
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on Apr 19 2007, 03:58
I am so excited! I have officially booked my Kilimanjaro trip with 7summits.com. I will leave June 21st and hopefully summit on June 30th (my b-day and a full moon.) Thanks to all of you who have given me advice and good info over the past year. And Roger, no I will not be hiking Mt. Meru. I know you recommend this and I believe it would be a great experience and also help me to acclimatize but due to time and cost, I will have to pass. I do plan on doing a safari as this has been a dream of mine since I was a child.

MC   :)  8)
Title: Re: Officially booked for Kili
Post by: MikeW on Apr 19 2007, 20:04
Hi mc!

Good for you! It is about time you climb big mountain and not just follow others. I am sure you will love your experience.

I am on the final stretch of buying foods and adjusting my equipment (I just got a pair of Intuition liner for my AT boots) for a May 5 departure to Logan.

Good luck and have a good time in Africa!

MikeW
Title: Re: Officially booked for Kili
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on Apr 20 2007, 02:44
Thanks Mike!

Good luck on Logan! Look forward to reading a TR and seeing pix. Thanks for your input on Diamox to Aeronik. I am choosing not to take it even though many people had recommended it including my doctor.

Actually, my plan has been to climb Kili this year. I had many other travel plans with my husband since the time I thought I wanted to climb Kili (which was actually inspired by my brother, Harry and Lorenzo on their Everest climb in 2005!) Long story short, I was planning my next big mountain, Pico de Orizaba, in the late Ď80ís. Then I met my husband, Dave, who does every outdoor sport that I do (he even tried white water canoeing.) He has no desire to climb big mountains but he loves to hike and camp! So, I put big mountains on the ďback burnerĒ (my choice) and by following other climbers, I have come back full circle to my love of mountaineering! I have been accepted to Dan Mazurís Glacier school in which we will climb Mt. Baker in June '08. The first night we spend with our tents in Danís back yard. The course is free! Itís one of Danís ways of giving back to mountaineering!

I am looking forward to my first TR on this forum!!!

MC  :)
Title: Re: Officially booked for Kili
Post by: MvdB on Apr 20 2007, 05:19
nice MC :) Hopfeull you'll have a nice and safe ascent and descent :)

and returning to mountaineering is a good thing, at least, to me it sounds like a good thing to do ;).

Kili is on my list aswell, dont know when exactly yet, there are a few other projects who have priority over kili.(this summer climbing/hiking in Romania and swiss)

I'll be waiting for your pics and story :)
Title: Re: Officially booked for Kili
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on Apr 21 2007, 09:36
Thanks for the nice message, MvdB. I've enjoyed reading your posts on this forum. I hope you will also get the chance to climb Kili. And you can be sure I will take many great pix!

Enjoy hiking/climbing in Romania and Switzerland this summer...sounds great!!!

MC  :)
Title: Re: Officially booked for Kili
Post by: smrtnupp on Apr 22 2007, 23:48
Hello MC, long time!!!!   WTG I will follow your climb and look forward to your stories!!!