September 13, 2017
IMG Senior Guide Dustin Balderach checked in from Machame Camp on Kilimanjaro reporting all is well!
As planned, the team hopped in the 4wd vehicles after breakfast for their drive through the coffee and banana farms to the Kilimanjaro Entrance Station which sits at about 6000ft. Once checked in they were officially climbing Kilimanjaro. Dustin said it was a cool and cloudy day which made for a nice trek up to Machame Camp (10,000ft). It took them about 5 hours to get to camp, but who’s keeping track of time when you’re surrounded by blue monkeys in a lush rain forest. Once in camp they got settled in, as did the clouds. Cool and misty was Dustin’s weather report. Nice sleeping weather!
Tomorrow they’ll load up and climb out of the forest into the ‘zone of weird plants’ en route to the Shira Plateau Camp (12,000ft.).
All is well in Tanzania!