Weather Report on Kilimanjaro
The weather on Kilimanjaro during the past 2 weeks has been rough. Reports indicate heavy rain and snow. To put into perspective, during the last 10 days the mountain has received 20-55mm of rain (each day!) and elevations above 5,000m (over 16,000ft) have received 30-65cm of snow each day.
The team has been a bit nervous with this weather and have packed a lot to tackle he weather conditions. This will be my second climb of Kilimanjaro and it is already shaping up to be a totally different experience. Last time we had beautiful blue skies, this time it looks completely different. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the weather system passes and gives us sunny skies!
Well, this is it! We are off to Africa to conquer Mt. Kilimanjaro! Half of our team left yesterday, and the rest of us will leave this afternoon. I wanted to express my sincere thanks to all of you for your amazing support and encouragement during the last 11 months leading up to our epic climb. I cannot tell you how much this has meant to me and the entire climb team.
As a team, we have raised $109,335 (so far!) for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Be proud of your contributions and know that you’ve help our local committees with developing meaningful breast health and breast cancer education and awareness programming, as well as funding to find a cure for breast cancer.
When the team reaches the top of the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, we will raise a flag which carries messages of hope and inspiration in honor of those who have lost their battle to breast cancer, those who are fighting, and those who have survived!
We could not have made it this far without your support, and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
If you would like to track our progress from the mountain, I will attempt to tweet from Kilimanjaro twice per day (if cell signals are strong). You can follow us here: www.twitter.com/jeffreytimmons. Unfortunately, we will not be able to post photos until after we return to the hotel with a wifi connection.
And of course, if you have not yet made a contribution, there is still time! Remember, all donations are tax deductible and I will send you a personal gift following the climb. It would be awesome if we could hit at least $110,000 before we come back (I like round numbers). Click here to donate: www.supportcbcf.com/goto/jeff2015
Thank you once again everyone.:)
p.s. I’ll be sure to write a few blogs with detailed descriptions of the climb each day and photos upon our return. It might take a week or two, but it will be done! 🙂