February 5, 2019
Phunuru Sherpa called from Moshi to report that the IMG Kilimanjaro team is all set to begin their climb. Today they did equipment checks, got packed up, and weighed their duffel bags to meet the requirements for the porters. Then, after lunch, they traveled to downtown Moshi to see several local markets.
Tomorrow morning they will depart Moshi at 8am for Machame Gate (1800m), where they check in with the National Park and begin the trek. Tomorrow the hiking is mostly in the forest as they steadily climb up to Machame Camp (3000m) at “timberline”. We’ll be looking forward to hearing from them tomorrow evening from the first camp.