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Post #135: Shira Camp at 12,000ft

The Barranco Wall on KilimanjaroA little fog and some drizzle moved in across Kili last night and gradually burned away today.  The group got their first true view of Kilimanjaro.  
I talked with Jon this afternoon and everyone is feeling good at their Shira camp, which sits at 12,000feet on the mountain.  Dunston is their local guide and is making everyone feel at home.
Jon said the food consists of pastas, chicken, and even some desserts.  
I informed Jon that week weather front will swing across Kilimanjaro on Wednesday with an increase in cloud cover, some fog, but no real precip.  Summit winds may bump up to 20mph.  Then drier weather moves back in on Friday-Sunday. 

What's Next? 
June 24th: The Team hikes roughly 4 hours through Kibo Camp and descends to Barranco Camp for the night.
June 25th: A short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco then a 3 hour hike to Barafu Camp.  
June 26th: Summit Day

-CT 

1 Comment to Post #135: Shira Camp at 12,000ft:

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Christine King on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:04 PM
Love to see the Africa blog on kili. My lovely daughter is with you on the adventure and would live you please to send my biggest heart hugs to her!
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