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Ascent for Alzheimer’s 2015, Mawenzi Tarn

The Ascent team has made it to Mawenzi Tarn. Since their night at Kikilewa Cave, they’ve gone from 12,000 feet to 14,200 feet, and because they’ll only be able to absorb half as much oxygen as they would at sea level, they’ll be staying at Mawenzi Tarn for two nights to give themselves time to adjust.

Mawenzi Tarn is an alpine lake, the only permanent lake on Mt. Kilimanjaro. The extra night gives them some time to experience and appreciate the majesty of the lake while they rest. The team is beginning to experience the impact of the dramatic difference in altitude, but they’re still healthy and are keeping up their appetites and good humour – perhaps a good reminder that it is possible to live well with dementia.

Hear what the team has to say about Mawenzi Tarn, where they’ll be staying for two nights to adjust to the altitude:

On the Ascent team this year is Lorne Davidson! Learn about why he’s making the journey in support of people living with dementia and make a donation!

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