Kilimanjaro: Seth & Team Begin Climb

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 02, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 9,800'

Jambo!
I am checking in from Machame Camp at 9,800’, our first camp on Kilimanjaro.  We arrived about two hours ago and have been relaxing in our dining tent.  The hike today was very smooth as we got a nice early start and didn’t have any delays at the Machame Gate (5,990’), our entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park.  We were in the clouds all day and that kept the temps cool and perfect for walking.  It was a great start to the trip!

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

The RMI Kilimanjaro July 30th Team.  An RMI ascending to Machame Camp. The entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park, via the Machame Gate.

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Have a fantastic time, be safe and see y’all when you get back!

Posted by: Karin Grantham on 8/4/2012 at 6:30 am

Have fun Chris V. We all miss you here in Florida.  We are all cheering for you.  It looks amazing.  Post more pictures. :)
Team Parallon

Posted by: Manuel on 8/3/2012 at 9:31 am

Tamara,
You look great!!Best of everything!!

Posted by: Judy Brangan on 8/3/2012 at 8:44 am

way to go

Posted by: phil morrisin on 8/3/2012 at 6:34 am

Hi Jerry, looks like everyone is up for a great time! Keep the pictures flowing we love to see them. Love Lynn

Posted by: Lynn on 8/3/2012 at 5:11 am

Good luck Jerry—stay on the trail

Posted by: Rafe & Carol on 8/3/2012 at 4:56 am

Tom, Bob and Eddie:  Have a great trip…. on this amaziang experience. Dad

Posted by: Thomas Leonard on 8/2/2012 at 9:29 pm

Amazing experience Tom! Enjoy!

Posted by: Cass and Tom Worthington on 8/2/2012 at 9:20 pm

Hi Uncle Chris,

We are rooting for you and watching this everyday. Good luck…see you when you come home.

Love,
Maddison, Colton, and Riley

Posted by: Eileen Veres on 8/2/2012 at 8:36 pm

Go Daddy Leonard!!!!  Go Uncle Tom and Uncle Bob!!!  We are proud of you.  Love, Cal and Michael

Posted by: Kara Leonard on 8/2/2012 at 4:14 pm

Go Team Leonard!  Team Leonard at home is rooting for you guys. Have fun.

Posted by: Laurrie Leonard on 8/2/2012 at 3:55 pm

Tamara & Jerry

Good climbing to you and all the team. We’re rooting for all of you. Good Luck!!

Posted by: Ron & Marty on 8/2/2012 at 2:56 pm

Go Orly, go!!

Wishing everyone an easy acclimation process. Enjoy the views!

Posted by: Adam Martin on 8/2/2012 at 2:12 pm

Have fun guys! I was on the Machame route last week and climbed with Seth on Rainier last May. Your in good hands! Think about that cold Kili beer waiting for you at the Mweka gate! Pole pole rafiki!

Posted by: Kyle Bingham on 8/2/2012 at 7:44 am

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