Climbs 8K Peaks
Friday, December 31, 1999
Hi, it's Todd. We're at High Camp, about 16-and-a-half thousand feet. It's about 3:30 Tanzania time, that's probably, West Coast that's  hours difference, you're 11 hours earlier. So we're five-and-a-half hours, no, what are we, we're eight-and-a-half hours away from our millennium.
Everyone is good. Yesterday we had a great climb to Karanga, which is a camp, intermediate explorer High Camp on Barafu. Because we only spent one night at Shira, we were able to cut our long day in half and that also allowed us to climb about a thousand feet above our regular high camp on Barafu. So we're only three-and-a-half thousand feet from the summit right now.
Everyone's resting in tents and things are great up here. The weather was beautiful today; it was the first day we had no rain though there's some lightening in the far distance that we see. The mountain looks great and we are excited.
We will be probably leaving...we'll wake up at 11 o'clock tonight, an hour before the millennium, have some dove tea and start walking at the millennium. We hope to be at the summit somewhere between six to 8 o'clock and we hope to call you at that time and that will be your millennium, actually on the West Coast is 11 hours difference from us, eight hours New York.
Looking forward to it and everyone's in good health. We want to wish you a happy millennium and we'll talk to you soon.
Todd Burleson, Alpine Ascents Founder Reporting for MountainZone.com