Mt. Kilimanjaro: Justman and Team Camp on the Shira Plateau

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,200'

Today the trail became steeper on Kilimanjaro and rockier as we left the Giant Heather Zone. The team did a great job as the terrain got rockier. We even climbed some large rock bands testing our solid footwork on the slippery rocks.

We now are in the Moorland consisting of unique grasses and beautiful wild flowers unique to East Africa including Lobelias and Senecios.

After climbing a wide ridge we gained the broad and sloping Shira Plateau. It was a terrific day and we would love to include photos but the heavy mist kept the distant views out of sight. However, now at Shira Camp (12,200’) we are hoping it clears offering our first view of the upper stretches of Kilimanjaro.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

Ascending Mt. Kilimanjaro on Day 2 en route to Shira Camp.  Photo: Seth Waterfall Teams camped at the Shira Plateau on Mt. Kilimanjaro (12,200 ft).  Photo: RMI Collection

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Dear Nat, John and Dave, looks like things are going well!!!!  So happy for you all to be sharing this experience.  Can’t wait to hear all the stories.  Happy trails.  Beth,Bill,Rachel,Lauren&Maria; :)

Posted by: Mastros on 8/1/2013 at 8:49 am

Way to go Samantha!! So very proud of you and Team Junell! A couple more days and you will be at the Summit and it will all be worth it. Enjoy yourselves and have fun. Lots of Love!

Posted by: Beverly Jones on 8/1/2013 at 8:47 am

Nat, John,

This is one of the few times…perhaps the only time in my life that I have not been able to put my feelings into words…so proud of both of you.  CR

Posted by: Chuck on 8/1/2013 at 6:14 am

Dave, John, and Nat.  We are following your progress, and wish you the best.  What an adventure!  RJ

Posted by: Rudy and Judi on 8/1/2013 at 6:01 am

Rob, JJ and team…keep up the great work that you are doing.  Weather sounds fantastic.  One of my most memorable moments was late one night looking up at the stars…just amazing.  Enjoy your time together on such a wonderful mountain…remember every minute.

Posted by: Fletch on 8/1/2013 at 4:21 am

Way to go Team Junell on the 2nd leg of your journey!!

Posted by: Beverly Jones on 7/31/2013 at 8:20 am

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