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This is my darling girl at the airport—heading to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
I absolutely can’t believe it!
The battles she has fought to get to this point are extraordinary.
The Merciful is endlessly kind!
Your prayers would be very much appreciated for her, & the whole group!
And so The Trek itself begins. Day 1 of 7.
She is heading to the mountain-to rain, and to snow.
May The Merciful bless her every step, and that of the team.

Any donation would be very much appreciated. She’s trekking to raise funds for emergency relief:
Getting some messages from the mountain.
The climb is STEEP. The weather hot and humid ATM
She’s been a little sick, and has to go slower than she wants, but she’s digging in. Says she feels positive. One foot in front of the other.
#Kilimanjaro #warrior

Got a text message.
The air is getting thinner and she’s finding it harder to breath on the🏔

It’s a ten hour hike today up to 4640 m/15220 ft 😬😳😱 and then down again to 3985 m/13070 ft!

Your prayers for her and the group much appreciated, as would be your donations! ❤️
Text today started: “I’m super positive” before describing her hypo, blurred vision, & loss of feeling in arms.
Dr took care of her, but this challenge is not to be underestimated. One of the porters fainted and had to be carried off the mountain!
Duas for all pls!
Today’s update:
The porter got carried from the mountain after a hypo.
One of the trekkers had to evacuated today due to pulmonary odema.
They are waiting for medical supplies before taking on the Barranco Wall.
They have to do 2 days hiking in 1 day to make up for lost time.
Follow @Haroon_Mota ‘s thread for details on Joshua, the porter’s, health:

Got a quick call from the mountain.
Following yesterday’s enforced rest day they have completed yesterday’s walk by lunch.
They will then do today’s trek this afternoon.
And then they will begin summit at 3am tonight.
That is a lot of climbing!
Prayers for all!
Joshua, the porter has been discharged from Hospital! 😁

Sumayyah has some facial odema but decreasing now she’s moving.
Has altitude sickness but she’s coping. Small stumble today but the porter Abdullah & teammates helped her.

She’s determined to summit.
Prayers for all!
Managed a family video call inc her doggy joining in!
She’s at Barafu Huts-4680m/15360ft, & literally above the clouds. Oxygen is very thin.
They completed TWO days trekking in one day.
Time for dinner, and a short sleep before trying to summit tonight.
Prayers for everyone pls!
Above the clouds!
Still has to summit!

Toy Story onesie with cloud pattern-just perfect!

So many of you have already generously donated. Thank you/JZK!

All donations to the Emergency Response Appeal are very welcome!

(Suitable for zakat and sadada)

6 of the original 29 trekkers have had to descend due to altitude sickness. Sumayyah is still able to climb (thank God!). They’ll be beginning the ascent to the summit in a few hours.
Please keep the entire expedition in your prayers. It is a long climb at -10c plus windchill! 🥶
She seems to be picking up bits of signal as she climbs.
This single picture & a message:
“Not even 1/4. So tired.”

She barely slept last night.
They climbed 2 days hike in 1 day yesterday, and now must ascend a further 4000ft.
Air thin. Weather -10c
#duas #conquerKilimanjaro
They have been hiking for over seven hours now.
Still 1000ft to go!!
Snow and wind. It is cold up there 🥶.
Sumayyah is absolutely shattered! I reckon they all are!
Prayers for the entire team!
She has summited!!
And I couldn’t be more proud!
Weather conditions were absolutely atrocious at the very top apparently.
Back at Barafu Huts-where she will spend the night, before descending tomorrow.
Can’t wait to have her back in my arms for a hug!
Thanks to @Haroon_Mota, fellow trekkers, and especially the wonderful porters/guides.

Please do pop a donation her way! Would love it to be a little higher when she wakes up. I mean she did just climb 5894m/19341ft!


Always cool!
Always sassy!
Always ready with a portable speaker!
On top of the world!
Those clouds!!

My little explorer!
She looks like she’s in the Antarctic!
My heart is honestly fit to burst! ❤️
You don’t get to the roof of Africa without a little sunburn!

Seriously though - how cute is that face?!
Masha’Allah! Masha’Allah

(I know, I know—super proud Mum alert!)
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