In three days we leave for Mt. Kilimanjaro. Our journey has been a long one. Not just the training, a major component of this venture has been the fundraising. Today, we have raised over $214,618.00 this year and are over the $1 million dollar mark since 2011.
We have had a wonderful experience so far. I have tried to record as much as possible through blogging, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Here is the latest video outlining the training we have done over the past six months.
Our team leaders have been wonderful – Shawn Dawson, Kristi Johnston and Jason Colley have been with all of us all the way. I write this so that all readers will know who are responsible for all our training and fundraising.
These wonderful people have been supported by Darren Prashad, our travel coordinator and Don Penney, our webmaster. We will soon be joined by a whole host of other team supporters. Shawn has told us that our team heading up the mountain will total more than 100 people. I hope to introduce you to some of them before we climb.
Our climbing team includes: Byron Johnson, Harry Binks, Crystal Borutskie, Natalie Shea, MaryAnne Ivison, Gillian Barth, Allison Burton, Augustina Dean, Bob Connolly, Virginia Gluska, Jeremy Post, Emily Fisk, Jamie Straw, Karlie Reinberger, Juli Baird, Vicky Castledine, Amanda McCambley, Kevin Brockville, Patrick Fitzgerald, Leta Woodford- Pearson, Troy Pearson, Malcolm Preston, Mark Straw, Megan Benoit, Heather Benoit, Greta Dounev and Roberta Brown
30 people, all climbing together.
The challenge now will be to find good ways for you the reader to follow us in Africa.
This is the map we hope to use to track our progress up the mountain.
To find us on the mountain, you can go to this address: https://share.garmin.com/PaulMcGuire
The obvious difference will be that the map that will show up will be from Tanzania.
Finally, to follow us up the mountain and to access the 3D map about, you will have to go to our ESRI Story Map
This is only a screen shot of the last page on the ESRI Story Map, but WordPress.com does not support embedding, so you will just have to go to the site yourself here: http://arcg.is/2hwfHR3
Lots more to write about as we get ready, but I need to pack!