September 11, 2013
Day 1 on the climb is a good work out. Machame trailhead is at 6000’ and Machame Camp is at 10000’. Chris called in and reported that the team did a good job and that everyone made it to camp in good order. A few light sprinkles and then a 10 minute rain shower before it all quit. Tomorrow’s a little easier, with the team camping at 12,500’. The Chagga crew had all the tents set up and were feverishly working on hot drinks and dinner, which always begins with hot soup. I doubt anyone will have trouble sleeping tonight. They may be at 10000’ but I’m betting everyone will be tired and ready for bed. That’s the best kind of ‘tired’ there is.