Mission Accomplished

Jeffrey Whiting
November 29, 2010 share
Artists for Conservation

11/29 -The mission is accomplished! We found Carl Akeley’s grave and the original site of the AMNH Mountain Gorilla diorama.

AFC received a call from Steve Quinn and Jeffrey Whiting still in DRC on Mount Mikeno just after 8:30PM (PST) on the satellite phone.

Message to all: We spent a 3rd night on the mountain to accomplish our mission. We had a difficult time finding Akeley’s original grave site.

Coordinates: At 3330 meters at 01.48715″S, 029.43087″E

Marked location as: “The Official AMNH/Akeley Mountain Gorilla Diorama Site – AFC- 2010”

“We are exhilarated that we’ve accomplished our mission. Its freezing and we’re almost out of water so it’s time to get off the mountain.” Jeff Whiting.

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