GCSAA Chief Executive Officer Rhett Evans reached the snow-covered summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro earlier today. For those who are counting, that is 19,341 feet above sea level.
As promised, Evans brought a GCSAA Golf Championship flag to leave behind at the summit (here he is pictured with it). He also hit some golf balls (with a GCSAA logo, of course) from, as he said "the roof of Africa." Mt. Kilimanjaro, the largest free-standing mountain in the world, is located in Tanzania.
Evans, who used vacation time to join five friends to make the climb, began the challenge last Sunday. He overcame laryngitis and Acute Mountain Sickness, which is caused by a lack of oxygen as climbers ascend higher altitudes. Evans even got an image of one of the golf balls, resting on snow, before he gave it a ride.