Mt. Kilimanjaro: Team Moves to Shira Plateau

Posted by: Mark Tucker | July 25, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,500'

Mark Tucker checking in from the Shira Plateau Camp at 12,500’ on Kilimanjaro.  The high today was about 80 degrees and mostly clear skies.  There were some cloud layers below but it has mostly cleared out and there are beautiful views of the mountain most of the day.
This evening the crescent moon was illuminating the southern and northern ice fields.  It’s been a fabulous night and we had a great dinner.  The team is doing well and having so much fun.  Wishing you were all here.
We are in the area of one of the three principal volcanoes that make up Kilimanjaro. The Shira Plateau has a bunch of parasitic cones that we are all staring at and getting some great pictures of. 
We are looking forward to a big day tomorrow to hit a high point of over 15,500’ feet and then we’ll drop back down to the Barranco Camp which will be situated at about 15,000’.  So, we have our work cut out for us but it will be good.  We’ll be just fine and will check in tomorrow when possible.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Hiking to the Shira Plateau.  Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Mark Tucker checks in from Shira Plateau on Kilimanjaro

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Jambo, Tuck!  I wish I was there, too.  Have a great trip!

Steve Evans

Posted by: Steve Evans on 7/26/2012 at 8:44 am

Hi Mitch,

I hope things are going well for you and Dion.  I have no doubt that you’re doing great.  Wishing you both a safe, successful experience.

Posted by: Darlene Silvestri on 7/26/2012 at 6:49 am

Shout out to Mitch Barnhart!! 3 Goggles at the summit, do not forget!! (Maybe a little John Wall video).  What a great experience Mitch, enjoy the scenery. #WeAreUK

Posted by: Juan4UK on 7/26/2012 at 4:18 am

Hope you have a great climb, Daddy

Posted by: Mckayla Guest on 7/25/2012 at 1:15 pm

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