February 3, 2011
IMG Senior Guide Greg Vernovage reports that the February IMG Kili team is on the way and doing well. They all managed to arrive in Africa with all their luggage, a good start to the trip! Then, after a day in Moshi to re-pack gear, get used to the new time zone, and visit the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Project they were on their way.
Yesterday they had a good hike up through the forest to Machame Camp (10,000ft) and today they continued their ascent through the “zone of weird plants” to the Shira Plateau (12,400 ft). This is a warm time of the year in Tanzania and the weather has been good, as expected, with some afternoon thunderstorms. Everyone is doing well and tomorrow the team heads for Barranco (13,000 ft).