July 28, 2011
Eric Remza called in this morning, evening in Tanzania. Another stretch completed. The team is spending the night on the Shira Plateau, around 12,500’. Eric reports clear skies. The views of the mountain from Shira are pretty much unobstructed. Should be some serious star gazing going on.
Tomorrow’s a longer day. They’ll head pretty much straight up until they hit about 14,500’ at the Lava Tower. Then, it’s pretty much straight down to the Baranco Valley at about 13,000’. Let’s hope they have good weather for the 6-7 hour hike. ‘Climb high, sleep low’, perfect for acclimatization.