Viewing Post for: 2013 Kilimanjaro Cancer Climb

Date: February 12, 2013
Location: Big tree camp on Leo Mosho route on Kilimanjaro

9300 feet. 7 pm. 60 degrees.

Adventurous day. A little rain made the last road slick. Our 4 wheel mega truck slid into the ditch so we had to hike a bonus hike of 2.2miles. We are tough so no problem. Great hike shared with monkeys. All doing great. First dinner.. Agnes only fell 5 times. Cool here in many ways, we are relieved. Lovely new tents and chairs. Finally trekking. Yeah! Great to hear from our fans.

Messages for this post

For: Mommy Moo

Hi Mommy: Don't listen to her..I'm being good, too! (you know how she is!) Miss you, Love Molson

Molson - 2/13/2013

For: Mommy Moo

Hi Mommy! How are you doing? We are fine-having fun with all the aunt sissys coming over-Uncle Jeffy even stayed over! We are behaving (well I am-you know how Molson is!) Don't worry about us, we are having fun--smell you later! Love Skyy

Skyy - 2/13/2013

For: Torey

Hi "DAD", I miss you and I miss our walks. "Mom" takes me out for walks but gets cold too fast and we have to go back inside after only a little while:( Please come home soon so we can go back to our nightly outings. Be careful, have a fun time and remember-many small steps lead to wonderful journeys. Love, Shelby

Shelby - 2/13/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

"If you BELIEVE in something, BELIEVE in it all the way". Walt Disney and I send this message to you to remind you that anything is possible if you BELIEVE with all your heart. There is nothing you can't acomplish, no matter what the obstacles,if your mind can dream it and your heart can BELIEVE it. I love you Dad and Marianne, I will be waiting for you at the top of the world. Love "TINK'

"Tink" - 2/13/2013

For: Chris

What a way to start the day! I am sure you approached this challenge with the same attitude as always, like a "double dog dare"! What's another 2.2 mile hike anyway, in the grand scheme? Hope your first day on Killi was a good one, looking forward to each day's news. Love, Jen

Jen - 2/13/2013

For: Marianne, Torey & all Climbers

I hope you have a great climb today and get some much needed rest when you can. I am in awe of all of you, never mind the climbing, but not showering for 9 days??? OMG!!We are all back home sending you our strength and prayers. Never stop BELIEVING! Love, Me

Mom/Sheryl - 2/13/2013

For: Uncle T and Moo

Have a great day. Thinking of all of you starting the climb. Well wishs and love to everyone on their journey. BELIEVE!

Danielle - 2/13/2013

For: Agnes and Tom

Good vibes heading your way from snowy New England. Climb smart, be well, and have fun. Am enjoying the trek vicariously. Thanks! Brian

Brian - 2/13/2013

For: Marianne

Finally got this on mobile. We're some crazy time difference apart so it looks like two messages today. Crazy day for you, eh? Monkeys scare me. I've got news: Westminster Best in Show: Affenpinscher. Reserve: OES. Yukon Quest: Allen Moore wins after 10 days on the trail followed by Hugh Neff. There are still mushers on the trail, one is lost but her tracking device has her moving they're giving her time to find it again so not to disqualify. Keep Calm & Climb. Tell Pumpkins I love him.

Autumn/Pumpkins - 2/13/2013

For: Moo & Uncle Torey

Hi!! Sounds like your 1st day started a little earlier than expected! You can handle it're the only crazy person I know that does Insanity twice AND P90X! This is a walk in the park for you (or rainforest...) Cant stop thinking about all of you! Like Raegs said, it's something I could NEVER do! So I am very inspired by all of you! Stay safe, stay strong and keep BELIEVING!! Good luck with day 2, hopefully no bumps in the road tomorrow! Love you both!! xoxo

Kerri - 2/13/2013

For: To? (maximum 255 chars)Torey and Marianne

Type your message here... My mom and I are so excited for you!!! We know you will do awesome!!! Those couple extra miles are nothing for you!!! LOL! We will be thinking about you everyday as you head up that big mountain!!! Have a great climb we know you can do it!!! Love, Juliana

From? (maximum 255 chars)Juliana Nepokroeff - 2/13/2013

For: Tammy

Tammy, you made it! I hope you enjoyed your first days of hiking. Stay strong and remember you have many folks back here praying and thinking of you every step. Have you had a hotdog for breakfast yet? Big hug to you Rick!

Kili Karen 09 - 2/13/2013

For: Joyce and Dave

Hi, I am just looking at this website for the first time. It is so nice to be able to follow your trip a little. Sounds like everything is going pretty well. New tents and chairs! The exciting news from South Dakota is that I have become a mother!!! To a 12-year-old cat. We call him Gato. He is the perfect first pet for me (not counting all the ones I had when I lived with you). Have fun and enjoy the, EMIKO

Emiko - 2/13/2013

For: Dad and Marianne

Just getting ready for bed here which means your going to be up soon for day #2. Hope you enjoyed your first day on the mountain. I'm sure Rick and the gang are taking good care of you all. Things are good back here no worries. Sorry about the truck and road, but as the great Dr. Emmett Brown once put it, "roads....where you're going you don't need roads"

TJ - 2/13/2013

For: Mooie and uncle Torey

Looks like luck has been on Ur side to all with these flights and now the truck! Don't worry though tomorrow is day 2, and rick makes fabulous reservations for lunch on day 2! I miss u guys and cannot stop thinkin about how amazing this is for u!! Keep believing!! Jacquie forever!! Xoxo Ang oh yea dogs are good Molson is obsessed with me he just threw the pillow off the couch and is on my feet Skye is lazy on the other couch! Hopes this puts u at ease no enjoy Ur trip

Sissy - 2/12/2013

For: The Garsins

Glad to hear you guys are doing well, good luck on Kili! Be safe and get after it! Proud of all of you making the trek!

Kevin - 2/12/2013

For: Big T and Mooianne

Well, sounds like you're off and running. Hope you remembered to lock the truck before you left it in the ditch. Say HI to everyone there, I know you all will make it to the top together. Stay safe, I love you both very much! (Sheryl - I'm having the same issues with this code thing!)

Aunt Deee - 2/12/2013

For: Torey & Marianne

We hope you are enjoying your adventure so far! I know Jax is with you both every step of the way! Have fun and be safe! Love, Sandra & Jane

Sandra & Jane - 2/12/2013

For: Moo and uncle Torey

So excited to hear that you are beginning your adventure! You are so inspiring....but since you know me so well I could never do anything like this! I believe in you!! Xoxoxo

Raegan - 2/12/2013

For: jim

Another adventure begun. Good luck and God Bless.

J and J - 2/12/2013

For: Aunt Moo

I miss you!! Keep climbing high! Love you! Blue P.S. Olivia typed this whole email. It was excruciating!!

Blue - 2/12/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

Hello you two!Sounds as though your adventure began a little sooner than expected!I'm sure you managed to meet the challenge the way you always do.How is the food?Have you tried anything really out of the ordinary?Do you know if you will be able to send any messages back to us?How are your clothes working out-warm/cool enough?OK, enough questions for now.We love you tons and tons and are waiting for you to show us your veiw of heaven with Jacquie.Love, Sharon

Sharon - 2/12/2013

For: Kili 2013 Gang

The secret is not overcoming doubt but in not letting doubt even get a foothold to begin with! Those were words that helped me last year. I gave a Kili presentation to a group last night. Great way to celebrate my Kili Anniversary and re-read my journal. Habari Yusuf and all the rest that make our dream come true! Bob Ames

Bob Ames Kili 2012 - 2/12/2013

For: To Tom and Agnes

We are watching your progress and hope things are going well. Enjoy your adventure and we look forward to the updates. Be safe and take lots of pictures!!! All the best to everyone else!!!

From Max & Linda - 2/12/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

Hi Torey and Marianne. How are you guys? Good luck and we miss you! Torey, how's it going? I ended up not competing at nickel city. I was supporting the team. It's so weird not having you at gymnastics watching my falls! I miss you! How is climbing a mountain? is it cool? i cant wait to hear all of the of the cool stories when you get back! See you really soon! Love, Julianna.

Julianna/family - 2/12/2013

For: Troy

Well wouldn't be an adventure without something surprising happening. You were probably missing your lunch time hikes anyway :)Keep on trekking! Love you.

Sandi - 2/12/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

Hi Torey and Marianne. Good luck. We are thinking and praying for you to Stay safe. Guess what. I got a 8.825 on my souke for vault. I also got a Gainer backhandspring on beam. WE love reading the updates. Love, Madison. Hi Torey and Marianne its Savannah hope you are having fun!!! Good luck!!I Hope its not to hard I am thinking of you my said to tell you I have a purple cast to match Tinker Bell and gymnastics!!! Love, Savannah

Savannah and Madison - 2/12/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

Thinking of you and inspired by you already!! You can do this and I can't wait to hear all about it along the way. We're all BELIEVING in you!!! Stay safe and enjoy it all!!

Mindy - 2/12/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

Thinking of you on this amazing journey. Always believing!!! Go GO GO!! Be safe and enjoy the moments. Sara in Albuquerque

Sara Stoughton Gardiner - 2/12/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

I've been thinking about you guys and hoping that everything has been going well! So proud of you both, and I know Jax is too :) Good luck and stay safe! Always BELIEVING!

Casey - 2/12/2013

For: Mike and Jenn

So glad to hear you made it safely to Moshi and your adventure has started! Be safe and enjoy the journey!!!

Rauni - 2/12/2013

For: Marianne&Torey

Sorry about not writing sooner,but i couldn't find this part of the sight had to call kerri, besides i hate computers. but anyhow, Good luck to you both. Enjoy the climb. Moo, don't worry about the dogs their good. Love you guys! Dad.

Dad - 2/12/2013

For: Everyone

From a fellow JOI '08, keep on trucking and enjoy every minute. It might be hard at times but you are all strong on the inside and out. Trust me when I say it is worth it once you are at the top. Good Luck. Pole Pole.

Phil Szrama - 2/12/2013

For: Each and Every one of you Climbing...

I have lit a candle of hope, and my daughter Alyssa and I are watching your progress, praying for you, and sending positive energy to you all.

Kristin - 2/12/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

Sorry about the truck! Although walking the 2.2 extra miles was probably less treacherous than driving it!! Enjoy the beautiful rainforest and the monkeys! We're thinking about you guys and everyone there. You're in good hands with Rick, Yusef and Mohammed. And, I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little jealous that you get to eat Raziki's cooking all week! Have a fun day 2!

Sadie - 2/12/2013

For: Marianne & Torey

GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! What do you mean you had to leave the truck in the ditch and hike?...where is AAA when you need them? :)LOL Hope you can rest and sleep well at night, I know it will continue to get more difficult at you go. Our thoughts and prayers go with all of you to the top!! Have a wonderful adventure, stay safe! Love, Me omg! either this post has gone thru 3x's or I can't figure out the stupid code at the bottom --sorry, computer thing!

Mom/Sheryl - 2/12/2013

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