Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team at Machame Camp

Posted by: Mark Tucker | August 07, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 9,999'

Mark Tucker checking in from 9,999’.  Camp 1 on Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route in the Machame Camp reporting all is well.  We just had a great day.  A little bit overcast.  It actually sprinkled just enough to keep the dust down.  Last trip it was quite a dusty monster but boy, conditions just couldn’t be better.  The team is climbing very well, no issues.  Great meal, no headaches.  Everybody is just climbing into their tents and looking forward to a nice rest.  Big day tomorrow but nothing these guys can’t handle.  Obviously I’ve got a couple of layers.  I’ve got my heavy coat on just to stay comfortable but it is very pleasant out tonight.  The clouds have now blown out and it is a very starry, starry night.  We have a real nice camp, a little higher than most groups, so we have our own little private Idaho, which is sort of a bonus.  As usual there are a few other teams out here but they are doing okay as well.  We are having a blast and we appreciate you guys keeping tabs on us.  We’ll report back sooner than later.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

The Kilimanjaro Team loading up before the trek. Photo: Mark Tucker Hiking through the lush rainforest on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro.


Mark Tucker checks in from Machame Camp.

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Hey mom! Looks like you’re having a smooth start and that’s awesome. We are all keeping updated on the blog. We really liked the look of the jungle! Lots of love.
-Evan, Connor, Grandma, Grandpa

Posted by: Evan Aseltine on 8/8/2012 at 2:24 pm

Dick, Brad and Tyler - Looks like you are enjoying your trip so far. Sending this blog to all our friends. Hugs, Gayle

Posted by: Gayle on 8/8/2012 at 12:01 pm

Looking good.  Enjoy and Stay Safe!
Love, Carl and Cindy

Posted by: Carl & Cindy on 8/8/2012 at 4:02 am

What a great adventure Laura! Enjoying following your progress from here.  YB Scott

Posted by: Scott Connor on 8/7/2012 at 8:26 pm

Looks like a great first day!  So glad to be able to keep tabs on you guys.  Have a great time!

Posted by: Kathy and Andy on 8/7/2012 at 6:16 pm

Brad, Dick & Tyler hamming it up.  What a surprise!!
I want one of those trucks!!

Posted by: Jim Carroll on 8/7/2012 at 1:29 pm

The pictures are terrific and it looks like you’re having a terrific time!  How exciting:-).  Be safe and enjoy!  Love you! - Shari

Posted by: Shari Fox on 8/7/2012 at 12:18 pm

Please be safe and have a great trip.  Come home safely for your family.  Love you, Daddy! - Judy

Posted by: Judy Fox on 8/7/2012 at 12:16 pm

Wow dad it look like you are haveing an awesome adventure through the rainforest and it looks like you have a very fun team.

sincerly,

Connor Fox

Darlene Fox (Mom)

Posted by: Connor Fox and Darlene Fox on 8/7/2012 at 11:31 am

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