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DAY 5/6/7 Summit & The way down.
After 3 hours sleep we woke at 11:30pm with 30mins to have a light refuel, prepare our packs, add as many thermals as possible to our bodies and set off. The altitude was so intense that any sudden movements would raise your heart rate - to the extent that packing your sleeping bag and changing your clothes would make you puff. With head torches on, we began our 8 hour final climb in the dark up the steep rocky mountain.
Words cannot explain these treacherous conditions and how difficult it was. Hands down the hardest experience I have ever encountered, but that's what made it so worthwhile and rewarding. Not to mention the spectacular views. The air was so thin and all you wanted to do was curl up and go to sleep - but we had to keep moving.
After reaching the top and having a moment with the group (we were all emotional wreaks due to exhaustion and the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment) it was time to start the descent. We 3 hours ahead of us until we reached Kibo Hut. The way down was certainly a lot quicker - the mountain was so steep we where dust skiing on the way down. After debrief and a quick tea break we were back on the road for another 3 hours until we could rest for the day.
The final day from Horombo to the gates totalled 6hrs and 21km. With 5 mins to go on our final day we could hear the #women2kilimanjaro celebrations. This was the welcoming ceremony and a glimpse of how much this event meant to so many African Women. These pioneers, although a long way to go, have created history.
What an incredible experience and one I'll remember forever. 🏔

Total hours: 14 + 7
Total km: 6km 🔝 17km 🔙 + 27km Day 6
Total elevation: 5895 amsl
Difficulty: OUT OF THIS WORLD.
Thanks to @intrepidtravel, @actionaid and @aflplayers for this experience of a lifetime.
#womenmovemountains #women2kilimanjaro #actionaid #aflplayers #intrepidtravel

I was taking photos of this custom order to send to the client (hey @bethanializaran!) for approval and Walt snuck in a couple with me in the frame while I was adjusting the hoops and fibers. 30 has been the most liberating year of my life. I've stood up for myself, I've tried new things, I've made new friends, I've just put myself out there and have gotten nothing but positivity in return. In other words, I've come into my own and after years and years of insecurity, it feels really nice to finally be in this place. #morethanamama #womenmovemountains #arsfibers

Women's March with my girls (and Frisco) #WomenMoveMountains #Equality #ShowUp #WomensMarchDenver

What a morning! What an amazing event that women created! We are powerful people. The energy and madness was unified. I saw it. I felt it. I needed it!! Loved this group of ladies who we were able to roll with today. #womensmarchlosangeles
#womenmovemountains
#thiswontbethelast
#ourvoicewillbeheardallovertheworld

DAY 4: Kibo Hut
The part I remember most about day 4 is a pounding headache and black dust filling your eyes and nose as we took on the valley. Altitude had got the better of me today. The mental challenge of this trip started to outweigh the physical. Negativity and doubt started to creep in as I tried my hardest to stay positive. I learned very early on, a positive mind is vital to survival on this trek.
Every part of your body had to be covered today to be able to endure the windy dust storm conditions. The temperature was dropping as we edged closer to Kibo, along with the oxygen in the air. After a gruelling 8 hours and a rocky climb to finish our day we arrived at Kibo Hut. The feeling of arriving to your destination at the end of the day like this is quite hard to explain. You are delirious, elated and absolutely exhausted. You don't know whether to laugh, cry or pass out. Every part of your being wants to crawl up into a ball and go to sleep. We were raging hungry, dehydrated, freezing and covered from head to toe in thick brown dust, but we were another step closer to the ultimate goal. We had 5 hours to have dinner and rest before we set off at 11:30pm in order to reach the Summit before sunrise. At the time we didn't really know what we were about to endure.
Total hours: 8 hours
Total km: 11km
Total elevation: 4720amsl
Difficulty: Ridiculously Hard
#women2kilimanjaro #womenmovemountains #intrepidtravel #aflplayers #actionaid

ACU student and elite athlete @_katiebrennan teaching AFL on Mount Kilimanjaro! Katie is in Tanzania as a part of the #WomenMoveMountains trek with over 30 African women to raise awareness for equality and land rights.
#ActionAid #women2kilimanjaro #EliteAthlete #AFL

Breathtaking image by @apayettaphotography | #womenmovemountains

Happy international women's day. Lets take a moment to realize that every woman who realizes and reaches her full queen potential is equal to an entire village of happiness. The love and strength of a supported and appreciated woman is the most valuable gold on this planet. Let's lift each other higher and higher, so we can all reach our full potential. Let's all bask in the galaxy of our dreams and bathe in the glow of the love we have for ourselves and share it with others. Create, expand, learn, ascend.
#womenempowerment #womenmovemountains #womenarequeens #internationalwomensday

Token tourist shot ✌🏼️✈️ Mt Kilimanjaro here we come!! Thanks to @intrepidtravel and @aflplayers we are on our way to Tanzania to be led by Intrepid's expert guides with over 30 women farmers from all over Africa to the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro! We are aiming to help raise awareness for women's land rights in partnership with @actionaidaustralia.
Couldn't be more excited to join these amazing women for such a significant occasion 🗻 #liveintrepid #womenmovemountains

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💫There is more than enough room for us all to expand and step into our bigness. We are all notes in the most amazing symphony. We were born to light up and expand together💫-Rebecca Campbell

When sleeping women wake, mountains move. ~ Chinese proverb 🌿 Happy Spring Equinox! Let's get moving. 🌿 // 📷: @lisarundall_photog
#womenshealth #chinesemedicine #springequinox #firstdayofspring #happyspring #womenmovemountains

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Happy international women's day. Lets take a moment to realize that every woman who realizes and reaches her full queen potential is equal to an entire village of happiness. The love and strength of a supported and appreciated woman is the most valuable gold on this planet. Let's lift each other higher and higher, so we can all reach our full potential. Let's all bask in the galaxy of our dreams and bathe in the glow of the love we have for ourselves and share it with others. Create, expand, learn, ascend.
#womenempowerment #womenmovemountains #womenarequeens #internationalwomensday

To the strong women. You inspire me. You are my superheroes. #womenpower #internationalwomensday #womensday #womenmovemountains

One of my best girlfriends bought herself flowers today, and when we met for lunch she brought me three of her flowers. Because the best girlfriends share and lift one another up. Feeling lucky. #womenmovemountains #red

I was taking photos of this custom order to send to the client (hey @bethanializaran!) for approval and Walt snuck in a couple with me in the frame while I was adjusting the hoops and fibers. 30 has been the most liberating year of my life. I've stood up for myself, I've tried new things, I've made new friends, I've just put myself out there and have gotten nothing but positivity in return. In other words, I've come into my own and after years and years of insecurity, it feels really nice to finally be in this place. #morethanamama #womenmovemountains #arsfibers

Don't you forget it! #womenmovemountains #girlpower

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth we are recognizing strong, African American women leaders who inspire our community and lead our Board of Directors with their vision. This week we are spotlighting Dr. Katherine S. Conway-Turner, Buffalo State President, who shares her advice to empower aspiring women on their journey to success. #womenmovemountains @kctmatrix @buffalostate

For those of you who don't know, since the election I have been struggling to comprehend the amount of negativity and division in the world around me. Yesterday reaffirmed my faith in society as a whole. I spent the morning with the incredible @veerodd2 and almost 200,000 of our closest friend making sure that our voices were heard. Then I got to spend the evening with the treasure that is @dsmacdon90 and all of the amazing people at Culture Haus, who are doing everything that they can to support the local art community and get more people from our sometimes apathetic generation involved in the arts. I now plan on spending the rest of the day refusing to wear pants, drinking tea, and questioning how in the hell I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such amazing people. Apologies for the novel, but my heart is so full I cannot contain it. #nastywoman #istandwithpp #womenmovemountains #mybodymychoice #immigrantswelcomehere #idontwantyourtinyhandsanywherenearmyunderpants #lovetrumpshate #womensrightsarehumanrights #culturehaus #supportthearts #artisrevolutionary

A very appropriate way to finish my month-long mile-high adventure 😌💞 #womensmarchdenver 👠👊 #nofilter #nohate #milehighstate #colorado #buildbridgesnotwalls #marchondenver #womenmovemountains 🏔💗 #womensrightsarehumanrights #onceandforall 🚺💫

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