Dave Samis has reached the summit of Mt. Kilamanjaro

Gung Haggis dragon boat team paddler, Dave Samis, has reached the summit of Mt. Kilamanjaro
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Dave Samis has just emailed me this picture of himself at the summit!!! as well as
another picture hiking up the mountain wearing his Gung Haggis team
shirt.

The group reached the summit on February 12th.

Dave has paddled with the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team since about 2005.  I first met him when I coached the GVRD 44 Cheeks dragon boat team around 2003.  We have been good dragon boat friends ever since, paddling in races together in Portland, Victoria, Vernon, Burnaby, Harrison and Vancouver.

This past fall he was training by hiking up the Grouse Grind once or twice a week.

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Here's a picture of Dave Samis wearing his Gung Haggis Fat Choy team shirt.  He says:
“The gold coins don't show on this GHFC shirt because my backpack straps are in the way.”

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“This was taken on day 2 of the climb when we were still in the sub-alpine areas.”

Dave now reports that after the summit climb on Feb 12th, they have done a Safari since and have tons of photos.  I asked him to take a picture of himself wearing his Gung Haggis team shirt, while next to a gazelle, elephant or lion – but to please not get eaten or trampled.

He hiked up with dragon boat paddlers from the Dogwood Nothin' team
Follow their journey here:

http://kilimanjaroclimbers.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/at-the-summit-2/#comment-39

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We
have our first photo of our group at the summit! Not all are present,
as a smaller group summited 20 minutes earlier and had to descend.
He hiked up with dragon boat paddlers from the Dogwood Nothin' team
Follow their journey here:

http://kilimanjaroclimbers.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/at-the-summit-2/#comment-39

20120212-103332.jpg

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