December 18th, 2017
IMG guide Phunuru Sherpa reports that the team had a good day today and that everyone is doing well. They are on their way!
First was a jeep ride from the Hotel in Moshi up to the Machame Gate (about 6000 ft) where they got checked in with the National Park. Then, it was a nice hike for them up through the forest, gradually climbing to the Camp which is situated at treeline, just shy of 10,000 ft. Phunuru said they had a little rain during the day, but that it was sunshine by the time they reached the Camp. Now they are settling in for dinner and their first night on the mountain. Tomorrow they will be climbing on up to Shira Camp.