Another beautiful day on the mountain with our team reaching Kilimanjaro‘s Shira Plateau at 3845 m / 12,615 ft. The day’s hike covered about 3 miles while gaining nearly 3,000 ft. in elevation. Heading out of Machame camp at 8:30 am, our speedy team pulled into Shira Camp just in time for lunch!
Tonight they are hoping to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower in the crystal-clear dark skies above their 12,615 ft perch. And tomorrow they will ascend up to the Lava Tower at 4636 m / 15,210 ft before dropping back down through the giant Dendrosenecio kilimanjari to Barranco Camp’s 3981 m / 13,060 ft for the evening.
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