June 14, 2011
IMG guide Eric Remza reports by sat phone from Moshi that the June Kili team has all arrived on schedule. Sounds like the team had to take a longer routing, flying east over Saudi Arabia on the KLM flight from Amsterdam, to avoid the plume from the volcano in Eritrea! Everyone made it OK, though, and they are all set to start hiking tomorrow.
Today they had a group meeting after breakfast, then travelled into town to visit our friends at the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Project which we support. This afternoon they finished packing up the gear, and then weighed all the duffel bags (max weight for the porter loads is 30 pounds). After dinner at the hotel it’s off to bed and ready for the trail tomorrow!