Our 8/27 Team left Arusha for a beautiful drive to the trailhead and the walk up to Machame Camp for their first night on Kili

Good morning, this is Don Carpenter with the Alpine Ascents Kilimanjaro climb with Perry Dollar, and Melissa, and Jack. We’re here on our first morning at Machame Camp.

We left Arusha yesterday, had a beautiful drive to the trailhead, met our group and our guides, the whole crew, and had a nice walk up to 3000 meters. We are camped at 3000 meters, had a wonderful dinner and everyone slept well. It’s our first morning in the field and we’re waking up here in the clouds this morning, but we expect to hike up out of the clouds on our way to Shira Camp.

So everyone’s excited and doing well. We’re just getting up and having hot drinks; going to have some breakfast and get out of camp shortly. We will call tonight from Shira Camp and everyone’s doing well. We’ll talk to you later, bye.



  • Tents near Denali Base Camp.

    What to Expect: Denali Expeditions

    In this series, we break down what to expect at the start of our expeditions. Where will you stay? Are there any tips or tricks to make the trip begin more smoothly? Though a Denali expedition can last 20+ days, the first two days can set the tone for the rest of the journey. While […]

  • 3-Day Rainier Climb: Lunchtime

    So you’ve signed up for our 3-day climb of Mount Rainier, but are wondering what to pack for lunch each day. While we provide delicious, masterfully prepared, real-ingredient meals for breakfast and dinner, you’re right to take extra time to consider your snacks (known as “lunch” in the frontcountry!). Calories are fuel, and are almost […]

  • camp chef pesto

    Camp Chef: Pesto Couscous

    Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips & […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International