Kilimanjaro: Team at High Camp
Jambo, this Mark Tucker calling. The electronic equipment up at this high camp just isn’t as strong and resilient as my climbing team so I’m resorting to this voice dispatch. I will read what I have written that wasn’t able to be sent.
Here at high camp, Barafu 15,000’, perfect climbing conditions today some clouds in and out, a sprinkle here and there. Just finished our lunch and had a group meeting discussing tonight’s summit bid. The whole team did great up to here with some reasonable weather.
At midnight we will start our push to the top. For now it’s packing and resting.
If all goes well, at this time tomorrow we will be nearing our final camp, the Mweka camp which is about 5,000’ lower than where we are right now.
So, we will try again tomorrow with this dispatch machine, maybe it’ll behave a little more.
But for now, we’ve got our fingers crossed and we will talk to you later.
RMI Guide Mark Tucker
RMI Guide Mark Tucker checks in from high camp on Kilimanjaro