Monday, 27 February 2012
The Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb 2011 (post 8 of 15)
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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