January 18, 2012
IMG guide Craig John called on the sat phone from Machame Camp to report that the team had a nicehike today up through the forest. They started in Moshi, then rode up to the Machame Gate (about 6000 ft), where they started. After about five and a half hours of hiking up through the forest, they have reached the camp at about 10,000 feet. The weather was good and everyone is having a good time. Craig reports they just finished up dinner and everyone is heading for bed, after a good first day on the trail!