Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Ascend to First Camp

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | August 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 9,800'

Well the story of the day was the weather.  When we woke up this morning at the hotel it was raining.  That didn’t seem to bum anyone out too bad though and we were all packed and headed to the gate in good time.

Once we drove up to the gate the rain had turned to mist but we geared up anyway.  That turned out to be a good idea since it rained off and on for the first two hours.

As we pressed on the cloud thinned and dried out.  We were able to pull off the rain-wear well before camp and even dry out a bit.

The mist has returned but we are all in camp getting ready for dinner.  Our tents are dry and we have a really nice dining tent to hang out in.  All in all it was a fine day to start a Kilimanjaro climb.

This is a shot of some of the team getting a lesson on the chemical toilet.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

The entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park via the Machame Gate.  Photo: RMI Collection An RMI Team en route to Machame Camp (9,800 ft) on Kilimanjaro.  Photo: RMI Collection Members of the RMI August 5th Kilimanjaro Climb at their first camp, Machame Camp (9,800 ft).  Photo: Seth Waterfall

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rain never stopped someone from Seattle glad you are starting the climb

Posted by: cornelia miller on 8/8/2013 at 6:48 pm

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