February 4, 2010
IMG guide Eben Reckord reports that all is well with the February IMG Kilimanjaro team. After two days of climbing through the forest and scrub of the lower slopes of the mountain, the team has now reached the expansive Shira Plateau, at about 12,000 feet. This wide volcanic plateau covers the southwest side of the mountain, and marks the beginning of the long traverse the team will make around the south side of Kilimanjaro. The next three days will be excellent acclimatization and is some of the most spectacular high altitude hiking anywhere in the world. From Shira, they trek east below the glaciers and ice falls to Barranco, Karanga, and Barafu camps! We’ll keep you posted on the team’s progress.