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Kilimanjaro: Push to the Top

Amid rain and snow, the Summit on the Summit team—working to raise public awareness of the global freshwater crisis—has reached its final encampment before trekking to the top of Kilimanjaro. Anticipation has some team members excited, while thin air and the arduousness of the climb has made others ill. Those who can will rise in the night for the final ascent to the mountain’s 19,340-foot crest.

January 12, 2010 Update: Summit on the Summit team climbers successfully reached Kilimanjaro’s peak, the highest in Africa. Read details on the expedition blog and the official Summit on the Summit website.

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Photograph by Michael Muller