Kilimanjaro: Martin & Team’s Gear is Packed and Ready for the Trek

Posted by: Jeff Martin | January 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro


We are now a full team. Our last climber was delayed in getting here last night but was able to re-route through Nairobi and arrived here by mid-day.

This morning we focused on getting ready to leave for the mountain tomorrow. Everybody went through their gear one last time to ensure that nothing was missed and more importantly, to make sure that the kitchen sink was not thrown in by accident. We enjoyed the rest of the day hanging out at the pool and exploring the area around our hotel. We just finished an incredible five-course meal, and are frantically writing a few last emails before going to bed.

We head to the Machame Gate (6,000’) in the morning and will be checking in from Machame Camp (10,000’) tomorrow night.  Now with the months of training and planning behind us, we are just a few hours from starting our climb.  Everybody is excited to get on the trail tomorrow and ready for the challenge that lies ahead.

Best regards,
RMI Guide Jeff Martin

Gear sorted and ready to begin the trek. Photo: Jeff Martin A Birds of Paradise Flower in the Dik Dik Hotel gardens. Photo: Jeff Martin

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Good luck Daddy!!! You’re gonna have such a blast!
Love, Samantha

Posted by: Samantha Golomb on 1/28/2014 at 2:31 pm

Go Barre!!!!!  Fantastic first day.  Stay strong and have a great hike.  Gook luck to you and all of your team members.

Lynne Jeffrey

Posted by: Lynne Jeffrey on 1/28/2014 at 1:35 pm

Crowley!  I’m watching you!  I have confidence in your abilities.  You will be victorious!  Nice group picture.
Mark B.

Posted by: Mark Brasch on 1/28/2014 at 12:27 pm

Good luck, team!!!
We are thinking of you, Barrie!!!
Enjoy the beauty of Kili…
and hugs you and to Jeff!
-Dana Marie

Posted by: Dana Marie Buchanan on 1/28/2014 at 9:13 am

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