June 29, 2017
We heard from IMG Senior guide, Craig John, overnight who is over in Tanzania leading up his 25th climb of Kilimanjaro. The team had a great first night on the mountain at Machame Camp and they were getting ready to hit the trail. Today they will head up to Shira Camp on the Shira Plateau. This is simply a super day on the trail. They will break out of the forest and get their first good view of Kili. They also will get to see some interesting plants are are unique to Kilimanjaro. Its about a 5 hour day and they’ll pull into camp in the early afternoon and enjoy some rest and relaxation while staring right at the mountain. Probably have some tea and popcorn and generally just work on drinking and resting, an important part of the acclimatization process. This is always an interesting place to camp as you are finally out of the forest and Kili is staring right at you. Right behind you is Mt. Meru and Shira Ridge. Its pretty neat. Tomorrow they will head to Barranco Camp.