July 14, 2011
All is well on Kilimanjaro. Eric Remza called in from the Shira Plateau to report that the group was very strong and doing great. The tent and gear porters got a quick start today and had a great camp ready for the climbers when they arrived. You get good views of the mountain on the way to Shira as you climb out of the clouds. If all goes well with the weather they’ll be above the cloud deck for the rest of the climb. After a good nights sleep they will head to Barranco camp by way of Lava Tower where they’ll get their first taste of 15,000′.