Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team Arrive in Tanzania

Posted by: Mark Tucker | August 06, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

So, our team is now assembled at the Dik Dik Hotel in Tanzania, getting ready for our climb of Kilimanjaro.  It is a long way from the US and sometimes mother nature makes getting where we want to go (out of Chicago in a windstorm) a bit more difficult.  Nonetheless, we are all here and with most of our luggage…...two of the team are missing bags.  Our local staff has worked hard to assist us by making additional transfers to the airport to pick up our gear.  We have it pretty good in the ol’ USA, just some of the places we wish to visit are not at the same level of infrastructure and support we are used to. I look at it that we are a guest in their country and appreciate any help I can get.  Bottom line two more equipment checks tonight and some late night packing. Then we will be good to go in the morning.

We celebrated two birthdays tonight with cake, candles, singing and presents. Not a bad place to celebrate!  This is adventure travel at its best and tomorrow we start on the mountain.

It doesn’t stand a chance against this team!

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

The Dik Dik Hotel, Tanzania

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Have fun Steve!

Posted by: Kim Anglemyer on 8/7/2012 at 4:31 pm

Eddie, Bob and Tom - great job!!! We can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back . Have a great time and keep climbing !!!!!!

Posted by: Sheila on 8/7/2012 at 3:36 pm

Hope your first day out is terrific, Steve!  We love you:-).  Shari and the kids

Posted by: Shari Fox on 8/7/2012 at 9:51 am

All the best to Tyler, Brad and Dick.  Have a great trek and bring back lots of pictures!!

Posted by: Jim Carroll on 8/7/2012 at 5:24 am

Have a great adventure Steve!

Posted by: Kathy and Andy on 8/6/2012 at 7:57 pm

Best of luck!  That mountain doesn’t stand a chance:-)  love SCUBA Judy and Shari

Posted by: Shari Fox on 8/6/2012 at 6:44 pm

Steve, Be safe and have a great trip up the mountain.


Posted by: Darlene Fox on 8/6/2012 at 6:13 pm

Have fun Steve! Stay safe and don’t let the monkey’s steal your gear!:)

Posted by: Audrey Doescher on 8/6/2012 at 5:48 pm

I hope you have a great time and good luck dad

Posted by: connor fox on 8/6/2012 at 5:42 pm

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