Team 6 arrives in Arusha, enjoys a tour of town and dinner together before heading to bed on the eve of their adventure to the Roof of Africa

Hello everyone,

Team six is here! In the morning we had an Orientation and a Gear Check, and then a nice lunch (pic below) at the hotel. In the afternoon we went on a tour around town and have now just finished up a great dinner at a restaurant and are heading off to bed.

Everyone is excited to start the climb tomorrow! We will be leaving early and driving to Machame gate where we will meet our Tanzanian staff and start our week long climb to the “Roof of Africa”. Follow along, I’ll be posting daily updates along with some pictures. It looks like we have another strong group!



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