December 22, 2013
December snowstorms in the US made it a bit challenging but the last of our climbers arrived in Tanzania so the team is now together and on their way to the Machame Gate and the start of their Christmas climb. Remember, it’s 11 hours later on Kilimanjaro than here at Mt. Rainier so the team is already at the Machame Camp. We just haven’t heard that update yet. First day is a good one. About a 4,000 ft. gain but through spectacular cloud forests. They’re camping right at the tree line tonight. Max said they woke up this morning to a clear view of a very snow covered Kilimanjaro. Had to be beautiful.