A gorgeous full moon rises over Kilimanjaro, as Team August 28 acclimatizes and enjoys some relaxing time at Shira Camp

Hello everyone, this is Sarah calling from Kili Team August 28th. We’re still working on a name, we’re batting around a couple of ideas, so we will get back to you on that one tomorrow. It is September 1st and I am calling you from the Shira Camp, where we watched a pretty much full moon rise over Kilimanjaro, which was gorgeous! It’s about 8 o’clock in the evening and we are well fed and tucked in and everyone is warm and happy in their sleeping bags.

And we had quite a good day today. Breaking out of camp today, we started off with a pretty steep climb, and folks looked great and did well, and arrived at lunch with smiles on their faces, which is always a good sign. And from lunch we walked up to Shira Camp, which doesn’t take too long, about an hour and a half, maybe two hours. And we were greeted by songs and juice, and had actually quite a bit of time to relax and folks took naps, and read, and caught up in their journals, and walked around exploring here at Shira Camp. So that was quite nice to have a little bit of time and then we had a great dinner so folks are in high spirits.

It’s been a great trip so far, everyone’s doing well, looking strong. And we’re looking forward to another beautiful day tomorrow; we had clear, sunny, and calm, a calm day today, so we’re all feeling pretty lucky with the weather so far.

Great views, great food, great people… all is well from Kilimanjaro! And we will talk to you tomorrow.

Arriving at our camp on the Shira Plateau.


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