Kilimanjaro: Team Ascends to Shira Plateau

Posted by: Casey Grom | September 19, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,200'

We were greeted by crystal clear skies this morning which allowed some amazing views of Kilimanjaro and the route ahead. The team did a great job this morning getting packed up and hitting the trail after a breakfast full of fresh bread, fresh fruits and fried eggs. Not to mention the 10 hours of sleep we had!

The trail out of camp slowly climbed out of the forest and up onto the Shira Plateau. We watched in amazement as the porters moved past us with ease while balancing loads on their heads. Our crew certainly out did themselves by having prepared another feast for lunch about half way up the climb. It was a nice surprise to arrive at lunch with the tables and chairs waiting on us.

It took us about five hours to reach our next camp on the plateau and again camp was set up and our group was happily awaiting our arrival.
Needless to say the team had a wonderful day and everyone is doing great. We will rest here at 12,200’ for the night to help with acclimatization and will head up again tomorrow morning.
RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

An RMI Team hiking towards the Shira Plateau. An RMI Team camped at the Shira Plateau, 12,200 ft on Kilimanjaro.

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Hi mom & dad! I miss you guys but i am having a great time with Kara! She has shown me your pictures and they look amazing! Kara Has taken me on a lot of walks and I get to sleep on her bed with her!! I miss u guys but I’m hiking bull run with Kara this weekend so it’s pretty much the same thing hehe hope you are having a fantastic time :)
Love your darling dog jake!

Posted by: Jake Mountain on 9/19/2012 at 6:25 pm

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