June 17, 2010
IMG guide Adam Angel called in on the sat phone to report the entire team is doing well. Yesterday they started their climb of the Machame Route at the Machame Gate (about 5900’) and overnighted at the Machame Camp (about 9800’ near the top of the forest zone). After a good night, today the team today entered “the zone of weird plants”, climbing to their second campsite at Shira Plateau (about 12,500’). So far everything is going smoothly and the team is looking forward to trekking to Baranco camp tomorrow.