We climbed one of the seven wonders of Africa today. We only climbed to the second elevation but every moment was amazing. We began a slow ascend at 10:00 and there was a slight mist that surrounded us. We saw Chaaga people gathering leaves and working as we climbed. As we got further away from the bottom the trail became steeper and it was harder to climb. Our endurance, perseverance, and stretch was tasted as we hiked. Some had muscle soreness and others had elevation sickness but we all pushed through and was able to say we did it. We climbed for over 9 miles and 6 hours. This is an amazing experience that none of us will forget.