Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team’s First Views of Kilimanjaro

Posted by: Mark Tucker | August 08, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,800'

Mark Tucker checking in from Camp 2, Kilimanjaro, the Shira Camp.  Well over 12,000’.  You can see your breath tonight, a little bit chilly. What a great day.  Perfect climbing conditions. We received a little sprinkling yesterday so the dust has been settled.  We had a little cloud cover so it made quite comfortable climbing up to camp today.  Then it started to rain just a little bit when we arrived so we are already in the tents. We were fortunate enough that the mountain popped out right at sunset tonight.  We have now seen the peak. Everybody is quite thrilled with that. Lots of pictures as you can well imagine. The team is doing very well.  Everybody’s healthy and we’ve been moving nice and smooth and we’re all developing these great techniques for the summit to come.  We have a clear night and we’ll talk to you tomorrow after a pretty good-size day. We’re all looking for it.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Shira Camp on Kilimanjaro.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker checks in from Shira Camp on Kilimanjaro

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