21 of Eckerd's 24 team members reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

President Donald Eastman and his wife Christine met up with the team for the Serengeti portion of the trip prior to visiting another Winter Term group in Cape Town, South Africa

Team member Craig Altemose completed his world tour of the 7 continents, having visited the continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, Antarctica, and South America through Eckerd

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Friday, January 13
Mt. Kilimanjaro / Kibo Hut

Today's destination was Kibo Hut at 15,520 feet. Although somewhat shorter in distance, this hike can take up to 7 hours because it is steeper and the altitude slows everyone down. The route passed directly up onto the Saddle, a wide, flat area with the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi looming overhead. Views from here were breathtaking. The last part of the trail passed across the arid plateau before ascending to Kibo Hut, a stone hut with rooms that slept 10-15 people in bunk beds. The guides gave a pre-climb talk after dinner and we turned in for a few hours of sleep.