December 21, 2010
Ang Jangbu Sherpa reports that all members of the December IMG Kili team made it successfully to Moshi, no small feat given the travel disruptions in Europe right now with the heavy winter snow over there. Unfortunately, several of their duffel bags got offloaded along the way, so today Jangbu and our Moshi agents sourced replacement equipment for those members and we have porters on standby to run their duffels up the hill to them when they arrive. After getting the gear checked and packed, the team visited the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (www.kiliporters.org) in Moshi, which IMG has supported for many years. Everyone is in good spirits and is ready to start the climb tomorrow morning. They will be climbing up through the forest tomorrow to Machame Camp at about 9800 feet. Jangbu says the weather has been pretty good lately, with only occasional rain. So far so good!