JBL reaches the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa

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September 27, 2012

UPDATED: Sept. 29, 2012

After an exhausting day, JBL reached the summit and planted a WWE flag at the top of Africa! (PHOTOS) Check out his latest tweets, @JCLayfield:

13 1/2 hour day. Beyond tired. I planted a @wwe flag at the top of Africa! All to help kids! #sevensummitsforkids

JBL also sent a Tout from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. (WATCH JBL'S TOUT)

UPDATED: Sept. 28, 2012

JBL has reached 16,000 feet and is hoping to get to the summit on Saturday. However, the weather has been a bit of a challenge as they get ready for the final climb. He sent a Tout to the WWE Universe this morning from @JohnLayfield, with the following message:

Preparing for summit day, freezing rain and cold outside. Short night sleep and 4a start. @Wwe #sevensummitsforkids 

(WATCH JBL'S TOUT)

UPDATED: Sept. 27, 2012

JBL is mid-climb at Mount Kilimanjaro! Check out some of his latest tweets, which include amazing photos from Africa, @JCLayfield:

At 15,500 feet in Africa, gonna try a long summit day Saturday! #sevensummitsforkids @wwe

Relaxing at 15,000 feet. And yes came all this way to get away from @MichaelCole. @wwe #sevensummitsforkids

UPDATED: Sept. 25, 2012

JBL continues to climb in Tanzania, and says he's five days from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Despite spotty mobile reception, he's keeping the WWE Universe updated via Twitter:

@JCLayfield: 2 more days till I have reception again, 5 days till summit. Let's climb a mountain! @wwe #sevensummitsforkids

UPDATED: Sept. 24, 2012

JBL is in Tanzania and is starting to climb Africa's tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Stay tuned for updates from JBL's climb and check in with JBL on Twitter @JCLayfield:

@JCLayfield: 6 days more of climbing in Tanzania Mt Kilimanjaro to get to the summit! Let's climb a mountain! @wwe #sevensummitsforkids

@JCLayfield: Hard climbing starts today! Headed to the top of Africa! #sevensummitsforkids

UPDATED: Sept. 19, 2012

JBL talks to WWE.com in an exclusive interview about beginning his Mount Kilimanjaro climb this week. (WATCH)

UPDATE: Sept. 17, 2012

JBL is less than one week away from beginning his Mount Kilimanjaro climb in Africa!

"I really believe unless I get altitude sickness (which I didn't have any problem last time) or I have an accident where I fall and break an ankle or something, I should make this mountain at 19,334 feet," he wrote.

Read more on JBL's Facebook blog.

Aug. 10, 2012

JBL continues his Seven Summits for Kids climbs and has started training for his next two mountains: Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro and South America's Mount Aconcagua.

He'll begin his Kilimanjaro climb in about six weeks. Located in Tanzania, it's the highest mountain in Africa. He plans to use this 19,334-foot peak climb as training for his third climb: Aconcagua.

JBL said Aconcagua, nicknamed "Mount Death," has an estimated 30 percent success rate. He's training very seriously for the 22,841-foot climb of Aconcagua. It's the highest mountain in the Americas, and is part of the Andes mountain range in Argentina.

To read JBL's latest blog on how he's preparing for Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua, visit thebermudian.com.

Check out WWE.com's complete coverage of JBL's Seven Summits for Kids. For more information, visit JBL's Twitter at twitter.com/JCLayfield, his Facebook at facebook.com/pages/John-Layfield or SevenSummitsforKids.com. To learn more about Bermuda's Family Centre, visit tfc.bm. Also visit JBL's layfieldreport.com.

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