Wilton has been following along as two of its police officers travelled to Tanzania, Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about Special Olympics CT. Just yesterday, Wilton Police Lieutenants David Hartman and Robert Kluk, along with the rest of the 12-person ‘Conquering Kili’ team of fellow law enforcement officers, made it to the summit.
Located in Tanzania and standing at 19,341 ft., “Kili” is the tallest peak on the African continent. Not only were they on top of the world, literally, but they felt it too.
“This was the most amazing trip and the hardest work that we have ever done,” Hartman texted to GOOD Morning Wilton, just after returning to camp from the peak. “Rob and I hope that it brings to life the struggles that those with disabilities face everyday. We hope that others will raise the flag and support them.”
He sent us a few photos with the promise of more to come.
Hartman also said he and Kluk were pretty exhausted. It’s understandable–the team’s entire effort included hiking nearly 50 miles to reach the top, taking five days to ascend and two days back down. We’re also sharing some photos posted to the Conquering Kili team Facebook page.