Just a little update from Arusha. We have a quick turn around between Teams 3 and 4. All the climbers for Team 4 have arrived, and this time no luggage issues with KLM! We spent all yesterday getting organized for the mountain and enjoying a town tour, and a Team dinner, followed by a good night’s rest.
Today we will depart for the mountain after breakfast, about a 1 hour 45 minute drive to the Machame Gate of Kilimanjaro National Park. There we will sign in with the park and meet our local crew of Chagga guides. Our trek today takes us from 6,250 feet at the gate up thru the forest zone to Machame Camp at 10,000 feet, about 6 miles and 5.5 hours walking.
We are getting into the warm season here with temps in Arusha in the high 80’s and generally very good weather on the mountain. Wish us all the best and we will be in touch from our Camp tonight at Machame.
Eric and Team 4