Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Arrive in Shira Camp

Posted by: Casey Grom | February 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,200'

Day 2 greeted us with clear skies and beautiful views of the upper mountain. The day starts with “morning tea” delivered to our tents at 6:30 followed by a medium tub of warm washing water. The team did great getting ready and we made it out of camp right at 8 am. Today is one of the shorter legs being just under three miles all total, however we ascended a little over 2,000’ getting to camp. We stopped about half way for the nice sit-down lunch that our staff had ran ahead and prepared. Clearly we are being spoiled! But this is vacation after all.

It took a little over six hours to get to Camp 2. Its called Shira Camp because it sits atop the massive Shira Plateau at just over 12,200’ and overlooks the Great Rift Valley below.

Everyone is doing well and are looking forward to a good night’s sleep.

Hakuna matata!

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

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

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Larry S - Glad the climb is going so well.  Continued good wishes to you and the team.  Mom

Posted by: Gerri Seaton on 2/14/2013 at 8:33 am

Larry—your call was very clear from up on the Mt. The flowers are beautiful, you made my day and once again you are my champion!  A safe journey to you and all.

Posted by: debby on 2/14/2013 at 7:23 am

Looks and sounds spectacular!  Mom/Barbara, hope your training and acclimation are paying off.  You’re an inspiration to those of us stuck behind our desks. Love, Mark and family

Posted by: Mark Gunnin on 2/13/2013 at 4:24 pm

Looks beautiful and sounds like everyone is well cared for! Wish I was there (to paint) and best of luck on the final stages of your journey up Carmen, Bissell and Barbara.

Posted by: Scott Winterrowd on 2/13/2013 at 9:16 am

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