Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team Begin Climb

Posted by: Mark Tucker | July 24, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 9,800'

Hello!
Mark Tucker checking in with an update from Tanzania, Africa.  We are on our day one of the ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro with RMI Expeditions.  We started under clear skies and beautiful weather with a high temperature of close to 80 degrees throughout the day.
We arrived our Camp 1, Machame Camp, around 10,000’ and everybody is in good shape.  Attitudes are very, very well.  We just finished a nice chicken dinner and we are getting ready to crawl into our tents.

Being a clear evening, I anticipate that it will probably get down to about freezing maybe a little frost on the tents in the morning.  But everybody’s gear is checking out and will be tucked into warm sleeping bags and we are looking forward to a good night’s rest.  We are still a little tired from our flights from the US.  Everyone is doing very well and excited to be here. 

We will check in tomorrow with another update.  All the best from Tanzania.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Day 1 on the climb of Kilimanjaro.  Hiking to Machame Camp (9,800 ft).  Photo: RMI Collection Kilimanjaro National Park - Machame Gate.  Photo: RMI Collection


RMI Guide Mark Tucker checks in from Machame Camp on Kilimanjaro.

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Hi Carlos,

Happy birthday to your 50th’s from the EU Team! Hopefully you’ll be able to find a piece of cake of your way up today! (Who knows, maybe Scott brought some?)

All the best for you and the team for the way up!

Posted by: Daniel on 7/25/2012 at 10:34 pm

Hello Dennis, Eric and Milbraths,
We are glad to hear that everyone is safe and having a great time.  We are sure that you are seeing some amazing sights.  We’ll relive it with you when you share the many hours of video that will surely come back with you. ;-) Hope the Go-Pro’s hanging in there!  Tomorrow sounds like a challenge - stay safe and enjoy.  Love, Kim, Sarah & Danny

Posted by: Kim Mulherin on 7/25/2012 at 3:28 pm

Scott, Eeyore, Carlos and team - off to a good start.  It looks wonderful.  Enjoying following your progress.  Be safe and enjoy it.

Posted by: Norma on 7/25/2012 at 9:34 am

Hello,Milbraths,Eric,and Dennis
Cute pic of you guys. Looks like you guys are having fun. Can’t wait til you make it to the top.Grandma and Brinley are still alive! :)
Love Brandie

Posted by: Brandie on 7/25/2012 at 6:26 am

Mitch,

Stay safe and enjoy every minute.  What an experience.  I guess the sky is the limit!

Marla and Brent Wulf

Posted by: Marla & Brent Wulf on 7/24/2012 at 7:28 pm

Hey bro (Scott),
We are proud of you. Stay strong but be safe.

your sis, Kelly

Posted by: Kelly Grell on 7/24/2012 at 6:37 pm

Hello Bob, Jodie, and Ashlyn,
Wow, that looks like a lot of fun.  I’m sure you will have a great time. Will keep checking the blog and watching your progress.  Be safe and God Bless
Curt

Posted by: Curt Hotzler on 7/24/2012 at 5:42 pm

Hi Rob,Jodie & my Ashyln,
  All is good here have fun & be safe.
          Love You All Very Much
          Mom & dad

Posted by: mom on 7/24/2012 at 5:33 pm

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