Friday, July 5, 2013

Hikers headed HOME!

We can't wait to hear the stories that got them to this point!!

This is the "village" it took to get our four guys up the mountain!!

WOW!  The top of Kilimanjaro is often in the clouds...that sure is beautiful!!  Pray for them as they start their trip home tomorrow morning!  We should see them on Sunday afternoon!  Thanks for all the prayers!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mountain Climber Update

Just received notification from Arusha that all four hikers, Mike Rinker, Aaron Roach, Will Averett and Bob Wallace made it to the summit last night.  They have started their descent and should be back in Arusha by tomorrow midday. We are excited that they were able to reach the top!!

Here is a picture of the mountain and the routes, if you are interested.  They went the Marangu route.  Note that the elevations are all in meters not feet. Uhuru Peak is at 19,140 feet.

Thanks for all your prayers!!

A side view of the Kilimanjaro routes.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pray for our hikers!

This is the only way we have seen Kilimanjaro but today is the day our hikers, Will Averett, Michael Rinker, Aaron Roach and Bob Wallace attempt to summit Kilimanjaro and see it much closer!  Unfortunately, we have no communication with them at this point and pray that they are on the expected schedule.  We expect that they have eaten their dinner and are resting.  They will begin their summit at midnight (5pm Eastern time) and should reach the summit at sunrise (approximately midnight).  Please pray for their protection.