Tag Archives: Mount Kilimanjaro

The story of the summit: Update 9

As told by Kilimanjaro Warriors’ founder Steve Connolly As we departed Barafu Camp at 11 p.m. on February 15th, snow began to fall from the shadowy sky. With only our headlamps to light the way, the guides and our team of 11 formed a line and began the arduous trek from 16,000 feet to the […]

Barafu Camp: Update 7

According to a brief update, the Kilimanjaro Warriors successfully climbed the Barranco Wall yesterday. Everyone felt great and enjoyed the adventure as they scaled the wall using their hands. Today the team left Karanga Camp and hiked 3.5 miles to Barafu Camp, 15,200 feet. The journey to Barafu camp (below) was slow, with astounding views of […]

Personal reports & Karanga Camp: Update 6

As they hiked down hills and through boulders, day four was extremely strenuous for the amputee climbers. Their bodies were aching and sore, but they were full of positivity and determination to press on. The route has been tough on Kisha‘s leg. The constant battery has caused an irritating headache, but she remains cheerful and will […]

Personal updates & Shira Camp: Update 4

The Kilimanjaro Warriors have completed day two on the Lemosho route. While they avoided precipitation today, yesterday’s rain left heaps of mud. From the rainforest, they hiked for 4.5 miles along the Shira Ridge. After 8 hours, they entered high altitude on a desert plateau, finally to arrive at Shira Camp, 11,500 feet. With thick mud, […]

Londorossi Gate: Update 3

As the Kilimanjaro Warriors embark on this monumental goal for recovery, we would like to send well wishes and encouragement to RB Helterbrand as he begins to tackle a mountain of his own. We are rooting for you, RB! The Kilimanjaro Warriors had an early and wet morning as they departed their hotel for Mount […]

Here we go! Update 1

6 February 2014 The Kilimanjaro Warriors had several early obstacles to overcome as we began our journey.  Unfortunately a snowstorm hit the DFW area the day before everyone’s scheduled arrival. The first obstacle involved Steve Martin’s flight from Phoenix….it was cancelled!  Luckily through our great American Airlines representative, Toni Russell,  the AA Veterans Initiative Program […]

The why behind Kilimanjaro Warriors

A guest blog by Kilimanjaro Warriors’ founder, Steve Connolly As we are about to embark on our journey to summit Africa’s highest mountain, I wanted to explain what this journey means to me and why I wanted to begin a project like this. I want this project to be about our team, but I think […]