Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team Reach Camp with Good Timing

Posted by: Mark Tucker | August 10, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 13,000'

Hey again from Mt. Kilimanjaro checking in with our evening update.  From the Karanga Camp, hovering around 13,000’.  Well we had another great day, can’t help but reported it.  We climbed the Barranco Wall, which was a half hour of fun.  I can’t tell you how many pictures I shot and they are going to be looking good in the old photo album, I guarantee it.  It was getting a little bit dusty so we called upon the rain god. We got a little sprinkle then we got into camp and the sky opened up a bit.  It didn’t really soak things but just enough to kind of keep the dust down.  Now I see the summit above me, a billion stars out, a little cloud layer below, temperatures not too bad. We are all in good shape.  There was no wet gear created.  We were perfect timing on that so we are looking really good for our push up to high camp tomorrow.  We are all thrilled.  Had a great meeting.  Went over a lot of details and as a team are doing very well.  Don’t you worry, we are having a good time and everything is A OK.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Sunset at the Karanga Valley Camp, Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeff Martin

RMI Guide Mark Tucker checks in from Karanga Valley.

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Hi Steve - Judy has her first two open water dives tomorrow.  We’ll take lots of pictures:-).  Pulling for you to have the best experience ever tomorrow.  Enjoy!  Love you!  Shari, Connor, Judy, and Micro

Posted by: Shari Fox on 8/11/2012 at 4:05 pm

Hi Steve!
Glad all is well and trust the rest of the trip will be equally if not more so…

Happy Trails!  Love, Dad and Cindy

Posted by: Carl and Cindy on 8/11/2012 at 8:30 am

Steve, I am glad everything is going so well for your
climb.  Continue to take care of yourself and have a
good time.
        Love, Mom

Posted by: Darlene Foxj on 8/10/2012 at 2:49 pm

Mark, thanks for the updates/assurances. What a fantastic adventure. Can’t wait to see all the photos. Lots of love to Tyler and the Davies men and good karma to all!

Posted by: Tacey Carroll on 8/10/2012 at 1:40 pm

Hi Steve!  It’s so exciting watching your progress on the blog.  I’m sure it’s as much fun as it sounds and we love looking at the pictures:-).  Much love!  Stay safe.  Love, Shari

Posted by: Shari Fox on 8/10/2012 at 10:56 am

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