July 25, 2012
Group #3 for the summer seasons starts walking today. IMG Senior Guide, Max Bunce, is in the lead. Max guides for IMG during the summer season and on Everest each spring and often on Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu in the fall. Additionally, Max ski patrols at Crystal Mountain, in Washington State, during the winter. Oh yah, Max also has a Master’s Degree in Physics. How’s that for the resume of your lead guide on Kilimanjaro?
Here’s an email Max got off to us before the team headed out for Machame Camp.
“Great day in Moshi. The group visited the bustling town of Moshi today and did the final packing for Kilimanjaro tomorrow. We first visited the Porter Assistance Program where learned about how they are helping the local porters with things like gear and minimum wages. Very educational and the group was very supportive. A few folks then got off the beaten track and visited a school in Moshi and even got a tour and met some local kids! The weather here is perfect and everyone is looking forward to a great climb.
Next stop Machame Hut at 10,000 feet!”