This will be the shortest blog post of my life.

It is minus 15° C [5° F] with very strong wind and typing means taking my gloves off, BUT, I wanted to live blog my reaching the summit of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. Yes, right now, I am typing this at 19,341 ft (5,895 m) which is not only the highest extremes to which I have walked in my lifetime–it is a new extreme for my  blog.

In fact, I will go so far as to say, that I am the first person at National Geographic  who has live-blogged from the top of the highest mountain in Africa.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I am freezing and a bit woozy from the altitude. Heading down to saner climes where I shall be able to recount more of the details of this amazing walk up the mountain. Thanks for following and for all of your encouragement!

Andrew Evans, Digital Nomad

At work on top of Kilimanjaro (Photo by Zachary Kressy)

Comments

  1. Donna Kramer
    December 13, 2012, 11:25 pm

    CONGRATS!!!

  2. Donna Kramer
    December 13, 2012, 11:34 pm

    @WheresAndrew CONGRATS!!! So excited for you! Can’t wait to hear about the view and your thoughts on the experience! Nice pic Zachary Kressy—- just realized you do not follow me so you won’t see this tweet @orphanlady

  3. Brian
    December 14, 2012, 3:00 am

    Congrats! What an amazing adventure and thanks for taking us with you!

  4. Ken Greig
    Just above Sea Level
    December 14, 2012, 8:57 am

    Well done Andrew! Can’t believe that one can live tweet from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Your technology capabilities are awesome.

  5. Elyse a.k.a. Foodie International
    Los Angeles (today)
    December 14, 2012, 9:38 am

    Congratulations on taking the blog to dizzying heights!

  6. Gio
    D.C.
    December 14, 2012, 11:28 am

    Go Andrew!

  7. Nick Forgione
    New York City
    December 14, 2012, 12:08 pm

    Way to go Andrew!

  8. Susanne Salomon
    Switzerland
    December 14, 2012, 12:42 pm

    Congratulation to the reach of Kilimanjaro !

  9. Karen Hemmingson
    Vancouver BC
    December 15, 2012, 12:39 pm

    Love it !! Congratulations !!! The feeling must be wonderful !!and thanks for taking us along. Thoroughly enjoyed reading about your adventure. And ditto to the comment, you are one GIFTED writer.

  10. wanderingeducators
    Michigan
    December 15, 2012, 9:40 pm

    Congratulations!! i’ve loved following your journey. :)

  11. Slyovinsky
    Montreal, Canada
    December 16, 2012, 12:34 am

    Gee – I will be just there next July…I’ll need to gather some information on the technology you used to be able to do that (PC, tablet, battery life, network link…) Great work….

  12. Ally
    www.stylishgirlstraveltoo.com
    December 16, 2012, 6:51 am

    You had wifi up there? Wow!

  13. Steven
    December 17, 2012, 2:15 am

    On top of the world! Read this incredible blog post updated from 5895m above sea-level in an attempt that pushes endurance to fresher limits. The digital nomad conquers Mount Kilimanjaro and blogs live to underscore his incredible eccentricity.

  14. Jim Moore
    Tremont, Illinois
    December 17, 2012, 6:57 pm

    Congrats on reaching the summit. But 5 degrees above zero really isn’t all that cold. Now,add the wind, and the windchill is a killer. Be safe. And thanks for taking the time to post your blog in such a cold location.

  15. John
    New York
    December 17, 2012, 9:58 pm

    Congratulations. How did you get wifi up there.

  16. Devi Ratna
    Indonesia
    December 19, 2012, 3:53 am

    Congrats! Lucky you :)

  17. jaff umar
    Nigeria
    December 19, 2012, 2:42 pm

    Sign of brevery indeed!

  18. Leslie powell
    laguna niguel California
    December 19, 2012, 6:18 pm

    How are your feet doing?!

  19. harry singh
    new delhi , india
    December 25, 2012, 2:25 am

    Thanks my dear & heres wishing you the most fulfilling Christmas day glorious new year . May the Buddha empower you to venture out to still more exotic/wonderful places in your quest to discover these for us.i follow your journeys passionately . Cheers ,

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