Kilimanjaro: Trek to Shira Camp

Posted by: | February 16, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,000'

Jambo!
RAIN, rain, rain. Then we began to get ready in our nice dry tents, and emerged to a cool cloudy beautiful day. If you didn’t have ear plugs in you may have missed a little shut eye but the whole team had a great night and a wonderful hike up here to the Shira Camp. Not often can you enjoy the awesome waterfalls that only run during storm time.  We were fortunate to enjoy perfect conditions into camp and arrive to a great hot lunch and sunshine.

We are looking at the white, white, summit of Kilimanjaro above so plenty of excitement ahead.  We are planning to have the team throw an extra layer in our kit based upon current conditions.

So many trips in the past with team members having some challenges at this point and some calling this their high point but no issues with this team of mountaineers so far. Such a pleasure for a guide to have a team that has done their home work. Mid term tomorrow, final exam just around the corner.  Here I go to study up, dispatch ya later.

Cheers
RMI Guide Mark Tucker

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Good show everyone!  I’m folowing the climb because of Steve Evans, my neighbor and friend - so a special “good luck” with all his camera gear and battery life!  I’m totally impressed with all of you and this effort!

Posted by: Paul Basta on 2/16/2011 at 3:41 pm

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