Kilimanjaro: Hahn & Team Travel the Shira Plateau

Posted by: Dave Hahn | September 04, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,500'

Jambo from Shira Camp at around 12,500 feet.  We enjoyed a rain-free day from start to finish.  Early risers back down at Machame Camp claim to have seen Kilimanjaro’s main peak before clouds hid her cliffs and glaciers.  We ate breakfast at around 7:30 under partly cloudy skies and got walking at 8:15 under sunny skies.  It was a day of serious altitude gain as we covered half of yesterday’s distance but still got up 2,500 vertical feet.  There were dramatic changes in vegetation as we came out of the forests and through various zones of plant life flourishing in arid conditions.  A large part of the day was spent working up along a ridge of old and weathered lava.  Eventually we saw our first Senescu and Lobelia plants.  The first of what will be many.  The climb finished with a traverse out to the west, where ancient lava flows built a broad flatland between Kibo- Kilimanjaro’s main peak and Shira, its western satellite.  The gang are all climbing well and continue to marvel at just how much dirt and dust will fit under human fingernails in this environment.  Temperatures aren’t so cold yet, despite our having pushed up to roughly 12,500 feet. 

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

The Kilimanjaro team as they trek though the forest. Photo: Dave Hahn Kilimanjaro team headed to Shira Plateau. Photo: Dave Hahn Climbing up steep terrain made of old and weathered lava. Photo: Dave Hahn

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Rock and roll team!!!!  Major shout out to Jenelle!!!!

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Posted by: Diane on 9/4/2015 at 12:43 pm

Way to go TEAM DAVE ! ! Glad all is going well.  Greetings to all - a big shout out to Jenell and Sabrina !  Looking forward to the continued… read more

Posted by: ELENA on 9/4/2015 at 11:44 am


Mt. Rainier: September 4th Update

Posted by: Eric Frank, Zeb Blais | September 04, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,800'

The Mount Rainier summit climb teams, led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Zeb Blais, were unable to summit this morning and turned on the Disappointment Cleaver.  The weather is clear, calm, and cold temperatures.  Both teams are safely back at Camp Muir and are planning a 9:00 a.m. departure to begin their descent to Paradise.

Mount Adams from Ingraham Flats On Mount Rainier at sunrise. Photo: Lindsay Mann
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I know you are disappointed you didn’t get to summit, but we are so proud of all of you.  Can’t wait for you to come home so we can celebrate!

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Posted by: Kim on 9/4/2015 at 7:07 am


Kilimanjaro: Dave Hahn and Team Start Their Trek

Posted by: Dave Hahn | September 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 9,800'

The climb is underway. We were up early today, carrying bags and packs to the magic bus/truck for the ride to Kilimanjaro.  We enjoyed a last comfortable breakfast at the Dik Dik Hotel and said our goodbyes to the staff there as we climbed on board the great expedition vehicle.  We were on the road just after 7 AM and at our destination, the Machame Gate  to Kilimanjaro National Park by around 9 AM.  Our expedition staff sorted loads and hired porters as we snacked, drank water and shooed monkeys from our staging area.  Our climb began around 10:15 as we set out through the forest at nearly 6000 ft above sea level.  Gaining 4000 feet over the course of about five and a half hours, we were encouraged to be   on dry ground and good trail.  There was significant cloud cover, but no rain until we’d very nearly reached Machame Camp at 9890 ft.  Even then we only had a few minutes of sprinkles as we moved into our tents.  An afternoon snack and a delicious dinner in our dining tent took us to darkness and the end of a fine first day.  We were all happy to be finally walking in a pretty place after so many less than fun days of packing, traveling and preparing. 

Best Regards,

RMI Guide Dave Hahn & Team

The RMI August 31 Kilimanjaro Team. Photo: Dave Hahn

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What an amazing journey both physically as well as spiritually! Safe travels to you all!

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Posted by: Kelly Smith on 9/4/2015 at 8:31 am

Rock on ya’ll! Have a blast!

love peter

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Mt. Rainier: September 3rd Teams Unable to Summit due to Avalanche Danger

Posted by: Mike Walter, Pete Van Deventer | September 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,200'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Pete Van Deventer turned at Disappointment Cleaver due to fresh snow on the route with high avalanche conditions.  The teams have left Camp Muir and are en route to Paradise.

 

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Sorry for the bad luck. I was at same spot in 2012 and had to turn back due to snow danger. The mountain will be there tomorrow.

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Posted by: john newland on 9/4/2015 at 6:35 am

Bummer…Happy Labor Day Wknd…Walter-o
90 F + Hot + Humid + Storms Indiana
As you have plenty - Fwd Snow + Ice

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Posted by: Walter Glover on 9/4/2015 at 5:28 am


Kiliamanjaro: Dave Hahn & Team Arrive in Tanzania

Posted by: Dave Hahn | September 02, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Our Kilimanjaro climbing team has come together at the Dik Dik Hotel on the outskirts of Arusha, Tanzania. The team actually assembled 24 hours ago, but it took until today for the guide to catch up and join the party.  Couldn’t get my rickety old 747 to start for the hop across the Atlantic.  The team, in the drowsy grip of jet lag and the tranquility of the Dik Dik gardens, barely noticed my absence.  Today was a day of rest and recovery… and of preparation for a great adventure.  Eleven of us introduced ourselves and began the fun “work” of building a climbing team.  We went through the various details of packing and getting organized for a journey through multiple climatic zones and a hoped for shot at the 19,340 ft high point of Africa.  With just a few wonderful meals together, we’re well on our way to being spoiled by the kitchen and dining staff at the Hotel.  Our intention is to break away from all of this luxury in the morning…To get on the road by 7 AM, with the hope of being walking a few hours later.  It will be great to replace the images of crowded airports and long security lines with visions of paths in lush forests and glimpses of distant snow-capped peaks. 

Best Regards,

RMI Guide Dave Hahn & Team

Poolside at the Dik Dik. RMI Photo Collection

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One day down, enjoy the incredible beauty during each hike and the rest at the end of each day.

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Posted by: Jackie on 9/3/2015 at 1:38 pm

So proud and inspired by you, Charlotte!  Hugs and prayers from CDS and wishing for a great adventure for all of you. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s… read more

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Four Day Summit Climb
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Four Day Summit Climb
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Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
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Four Day Summit Climb
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Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
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Four Day Summit Climb
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Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
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Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
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Mount McKinley Expedition
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Mt. McKinley Upper West Rib Expedition
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Five Day Summit Climb
6/19 - 6/23/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/20 - 6/23/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/21 - 6/24/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/22 - 6/25/2015
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Mount McKinley Expedition
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Mount McKinley Expedition
6/16 - 7/6/2015
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7/10 - 7/13/2015
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6/30 - 7/10/2015
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Five Day Summit Climb
7/10 - 7/14/2015
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Four Day Summit Climb
7/11 - 7/14/2015
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7/9 - 7/12/2015
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7/12 - 7/15/2015
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7/22 - 7/24/2015
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7/23 - 7/27/2015
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7/24 - 7/27/2015
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7/26 - 7/29/2015
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7/24 - 7/29/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/27 - 7/30/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz
7/26 - 7/31/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise
7/26 - 7/31/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/28 - 7/31/2015
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7/29 - 8/1/2015
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7/31 - 8/2/2015
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Four Day Summit Climb
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Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/31 - 8/3/2015
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Four Day Summit Climb
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Four Day Summit Climb
8/2 - 8/5/2015
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Four Day Summit Climb
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8/1 - 8/6/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Alpamayo Expedition
7/21 - 8/5/2015
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Four Day Summit Climb
8/4 - 8/7/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/5 - 8/8/2015
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Mount Elbrus
7/24 - 8/5/2015
Mt. Elbrus - Summit
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Four Day Summit Climb
8/6 - 8/9/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
8/6 - 8/10/2015
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Four Day Summit Climb
8/8 - 8/11/2015
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8/9 - 8/12/2015
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North Cascades Climb
8/2 - 8/5/2015
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  • The Kilimanjaro team as they trek though the forest. Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Kilimanjaro team headed to Shira Plateau. Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Climbing up steep terrain made of old and weathered lava. Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Mount Adams from Ingraham Flats On Mount Rainier at sunrise. Photo: Lindsay Mann
  • The RMI August 31 Kilimanjaro Team. Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Poolside at the Dik Dik. RMI Photo Collection
  • Climbing in a storm on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
  • The view of Mt. Baker from the summit of Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • Mt. Rainier as seen from Eatonville, WA on August 26th.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • High Camp on Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • Central Gully in the North Cascades. Photo: Eric Frank
  • View of Forbidden from the West Ridge Notch. Photo Eric Frank
  • August 23, 2015 - View taken today from the Mt. Baker summit. Photo: Zeb Blais
  • Glacier travel at sunrise, Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • From the Mt. Shuksan summit to Mt. Rainier. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • RMI Climbers crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • View of the Quien Sabe Glacier on Mt. Shuksan from Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: Bridget Schletty
  • The RMI August 10th Team taking a rest break in Mexico. Photo: Mark Tucker
  • The RMI August 10th Team taking a rest break in Mexico. Photo: Mark Tucker
  • Ixtaccihuatl at 17,340'. Photo: Mark Tucker
  • Preparing chicken at a restaurant in Puebla, Mexico. Photo: Mark Tucker
  • View while on the Orizaba summit day. Photo: Zeb Blais
  • A Maasai Villager preparing goods to sell. Photo: JJ Justman
  • A Hippo on Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: JJ Justman
  • A Lion on Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: JJ Justman
  • One of the 2 elusive leopards seen by the RMI August 3rd Team in Tarangire National Park. Photo: Seth Waterall
  • An RMI team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier to Columbia Crest. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Marveling in the architecture in Puebla, Mexico. Photo: Zeb Blais
  • Looking out over the historic city of Puebla, Mexico. Photo: RMI Collection