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Ascent to Kilimanjaro-Gilman's Point on 2008-08-14

Climber: Tyeson Desautel

Date:Thursday, August 14, 2008
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Kilimanjaro - Gilman's Point
    Location:Tanzania
    Elevation:5791 m / 19000 ft
    Remaining Elevation:104 m / 341 ft (1% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Perfectly fine until rushed up the last day, I think the guides wanted us at the summit for sunrise. I started to get sick at around 19000 and couldn't go more then a few feet before wanting or attempting to vomit. I am going to go back and reach the summit! Did pretty well considering it was the first mountain I have ever climbed and that I smoke a pack a day.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Guide, Porters, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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