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Posts for 2013

Twin Cities CBS Affiliate Covers Climb

Posted by Steve Hall on January 2, 2013

Twin Cities based WCCO, a CBS affiliate, interviewed Steve Hall of H2O for Life in advance of his climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. “I’ve been on the treadmill a lot, running on an incline just trying to get my legs under me,” Hall said. “It’s really a hike, not a dangerous or technical climb. As long […]

Video: Chairman Endorses Kilimanjaro Climb

Posted by Steve Hall on January 2, 2013

Jim Schoonover, Chairman of the Board for H2O for Life, took a moment to tell us why he is following Steve Hall’s momentous climb of Mount Kilimanjaro as a member of SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT.

P&G water purifying packets making a difference in Tanzania

Posted by Steve Hall on January 3, 2013

Today we went to an impact study after a great breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and yogurt. The impact study took place in Masai village, where we visited a school that has been using P&G water purifying packets. They welcomed us with an exciting dance and song along with their bright purple uniforms. One of […]

Bags are packed!

Posted by Steve Hall on January 4, 2013

Packed my backpack as well!.  Porter bags are limited to 35 lbs, mine came in around 20.  Packing light!

Hike around the lodge grounds

Posted by Steve Hall on January 4, 2013

This morning I am going on a couple hr trek around the lodge grounds that is supposed to have some amazing trails.  We will spend the remainder of the day resting/relaxing, going through orientation and gear packing and last check.  We begin the climb tomorrow morning.

A Muddy Start (with video)

Posted by Steve Hall on January 5, 2013

Today was the first official climb day. Melissa Arnot, our guide, gave us a 9 pm curfew last night with lights out by 930.  I think most of us were well rested this morning at our 6 am breakfast.   We then headed out for the long drive to where we would begin the climb. […]

Summit video captures Steve Hall at work

Posted by Steve Hall on January 5, 2013

Summit video captures Steve Hall at work

“Slowly, Slowly”

Posted by Steve Hall on January 6, 2013

I am hearing mixed reports from the other climbers about the sleep they had last night. I am in the camp that did not sleep very well. I am climbing day 2 on 4-5 hours of so-so sleep. After a fabulous breakfast and coffee hour, we began our trip from 9,000 ft to our destination […]

Day 2 Video Recap

Posted by Steve Hall on January 6, 2013

No time to write today, but here’s a quick video recap from Summit on the Summit!  

Could an ingrown hair derail Steve’s climb?

Posted by Steve Hall on January 7, 2013

We started day 3 at 11,500 and the route we are taking will take us to 15,200 and then back down to 13,200 to sleep for the night.  Our guides have told us that climbing high and then descending to sleep will be very helpful as our bodies acclimate to the altitude.  This would be […]