Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team Ascend to Shira Plateau

Posted by: | July 27, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,000'

Jambo!

We had a great first day and night on Kilimanjaro.  We awoke this morning to perfect climbing conditions.  After our team breakfast we packed our bags and set out for our next camp on the Shira Plateau. 
We ascended to 12,000’ traveling through the “Giant Heather” zone to our camp over looking the majestic Great Rift Valley.  Before reaching camp the afternoon rains began so we grabbed our rain gear and continued on.  With our dining tent and all our sleeping tents set up by our great mountain staff when the team reached camp, we have remained dry throughout the afternoon and evening.  We will have a nice team dinner before retiring to our tents for the evening.

The weather already looks like it is starting to clear so we’ll hope for clear skies by morning when we set out on the trial again.

We will check in again soon!
RMI Guide Mark Tucker

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Dr. Fletcher…everyone at work is asking about you and if I’ve heard from you. I’ve shared the info on this blog and we’re ALL SO EXCITED! Can’t wait to hear all about it when you return. Go Tucker & Team and GO PIRATES!!

Posted by: Sandy Nobles on 7/28/2011 at 7:47 am

...sounds like you are having a great climb so far…shout out from middle tennessee to dr fletcher…:o)...

Posted by: doreen schulz on 7/27/2011 at 8:30 am

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