Team #2 met for gear checks and orientation, then spent an awesome day in beautiful weather heading up to Machame Camp

Hey all ya’ll, we’re back at it here on Kilimanjaro. It’s the 11th of July, we’ve got Team #2 here having some good conversation with fun topics.

Yesterday we got organized, had our gear checks and orientation. Today we started our climb from Machame Gate to Machame Camp (at 10,000 feet) on Kili. So we’re here; we don’t have a team name yet but we are:
Heather, Wes (aka Vacuum), Andrea (aka Baby), Eric (aka He Leaky?), Kishor (aka Kish), and Nick (laughter in background). We’ll see if we can come up with a team name by tomorrow night for the cybercast.

We’re all doing great; we had an awesome day today, beautiful weather, good conditions. And tomorrow we’re going to work our way up to the Shira Plateau for our first real good views of the mountain.
Anybody want to say “hello” (asked in background)? How about everybody say “hello” (asked in background)? (“Hi” and “hello” called out in background.) Everybody says “hello” and sends their best back home. Ciao for now.



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