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Monday, 27 February 2012

The Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb 2011 (post 8 of 15)

Thursday 22 September 2011
Kibo peak bared itself in the morning, before sunrise. It was freezing cold with frost on the ground.
The trek to the next camp, Shira 2, was uneventful. This trek on the Shira Plateau is by far the easiest on the Lemosho route.

Jim Becket is trying to engage all in conversation. I am having difficulties catching my breath and walking at the same time.

On arrival at Shira 2 it began to rain, alternating with a mild hailstorm for over an hour.
We had French fries on our lunch menu and everyone, including Zulfa who has difficulty eating some dishes, was excited and pleased.

Some sunshine broke through before sunset and revealed a spectacular view of the Shira Hills.
The short trek uphill for acclimatization was canceled by Yahoo because of unfavourable weather. I didn't complain. A rest was in order.

Next: some cause for serious concern

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Gemma said...

This takes me back to my trip to the summit of Kilimanjaro in 2010 - I also took the Shira Plateau route - climbing Kilimanjaro in 7 days gives you a bit more time to acclimatise, and so it's a little less exhausting (apparently!)

Climb Kilimanjaro said...

It is definitely an adventure of a lifetime to do something like this but finding out small details like the fact that they serve the climbers french fries helps make it seem more real to me.
I am hoping to climb Kilimanjaro in 2013 and my training is due to start soon. Well, it should have already started but I need to read more real life blogs like this to inspire me and get me ready for such a big challenge