Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Navigate Their Way to Shira Camp

Posted by: Casey Grom | January 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,200'

All is well here in Africa and the team is doing great.

We started early again today to stay ahead of the massive group that is climbing alongside us. We recently heard that it is the largest group ever allowed to climb together on Kilimanjaro. However they are doing a good job of staggering themselves on the trail.

We started out under cloudy skies which made for comfortable hiking but didn’t help with the drying out. However, since we have arrived at camp the sun has come out and it looks like everything will dry in time for tomorrow. We hiked for about four hours today and chose not to have a sit down lunch as we were a little worried it could rain, and luckily for us it didn’t.

We are relaxing here at Camp 2 on top of the Shira Plateau that overlooks the Great Rift Valley. It’s incredibly beautiful and we even have a nice view of the upper mountain too.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Ascending above the forest on the second day of the climb. Photo: RMI Collection Our second night's camp overlooking neighboring Mt. Meru and the lower slopes of the Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeff Martin

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Go Holly!

Posted by: Chris C. on 1/31/2013 at 9:19 pm

Enjoy keeping up with the crew.  Looks like a great adventure.

Posted by: Tom C. on 1/31/2013 at 12:50 pm

May this email find Holly and the rest of the team in good spirits and strength. Lain & Maureen

Posted by: Lain Coryell on 1/31/2013 at 2:52 am

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