September 14, 2017
The Zone Of Weird Plants is a very memorable place for a lot of Kilimanjaro climbers, and for this team it was no exception. Dustin said they took their time today, taking advantage of the good weather and any photo opportunity that presented itself.
Even with all the photo stops it took the team just under 5 hours to get to Shira Camp (12,000ft). Once at camp they were greeted with some drumsticks and popcorn as an afternoon snack. After getting settled in, more photos (and naps) were taken. On the menu tonight is spaghetti.
From the sounds of it, this team is having an absolute blast. Tomorrow, they’ll leave Shira Camp getting as high as 14,500ft. before dropping down to Barranco Camp at 13,000ft. This is a great day of hiking and a perfect acclimatization day which will set the team up for success in the coming days.
More tomorrow, but for now, all continues to go well in Tanzania!