When we aren’t too busy being super missionaries, we attempt to scale mount Kadam. Saturday was our best attempt yet, with hopes that we will finally reach the top on October 9. Here we are looking into the valley at the top of the mountain. The peak is the rounded hill in the distance lit up through the clouds. Altogether, the peak rises about 6300 feet from the flatland where the mission is situated to an elevation of just over 10000 feet. Most (if not all) Karimojong are afraid of the mountain. They say that demons live on top of the peak and will throw people down (they also say you can trap the demons if you bring magnets). So, the last couple km will be over ground unknown to any of our guides.
I wanted very much to learn English, so every day I was just gambling again and again.