Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team at Machame Camp

Posted by: Mark Tucker | July 16, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 9,800'

Mark Tucker calling from camp number one on Kilimanjaro, Machame Camp, about 10,000 feet. What a great day. Got out of our low lands, slick-slick. Team was already, packed, started our hike at the gate under perfect conditions. A little bit overcast, kind of cool in the canopy of the lower flanks of Kilimanjaro.  What a group. So thrilled with performances today. Everybody did fantastic. And right towards the end of the hike coming into camp, the mountain started to show the upper reaches. That just thrilled one and all and gave us that last little boost to come into camp. Bit chilly right now. It’s 9 or 10 in the evening and we’re all bedded down after real nice meal. Everybody’s got a good appetite. I have quite the international crew: three Norwegians, a Puerto Rican, a guy from Mexico and a few US on the team. Really fun getting to know them; we are all having a gas and will check in tomorrow.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Our first night's camp located at 10,000' in the Giant Heather of Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeff Martin

RMI Guide Mark Tucker calls in from Machame Camp.

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