January 20, 2011
Justin called in to report that our January Kilimanjaro Team had a great hike from their Machame Camp to the Shira Plateau Camp through what is called the “Zone of Weird Plants”. This puts them at over 12,000ft. By now they should be feeling the altitude a little bit, which means they might have a slight headache or a restless night in the sleeping bag, but this is normal during the acclimatization process.
Tomorrow they will climb climb to over 14,500ft. and then drop back to 13,000ft to sleep, more great acclimatization. They’ll camp at Barancco Camp tomorrow night.
All is well.