Uhuru Y’all Heading To Bed At Barranco Camp After A Fantastic Day Of Climbing
Posted on July 6, 2012 by alpineascents
Hey everyone, it’s Uhuru Y’all, from Kilimanjaro… at 12,900 feet. We had a
fantastic day today, a lot of sunshine, calm weather. Everyone is doing well.
It was a very scenic day, up to about 15,000 feet, back down here to 12,900.
It’s just before 9 o’clock, everyone’s headed to bed. I’ve got some tired
climbers and we’re going to get a good night’s sleep. And hopefully we’ll have
some more beautiful weather tomorrow, the shortest day of the trip, on up to
Karanga Camp at 13,300 feet.
Everyone sends their best back home, Ciao for now!
Team 1, Uhuru Y’all, Enjoying Themselves At Camp 2
Posted on July 5, 2012 by alpineascents
Hey everyone, it’s Team #1 here on Kilimanjaro! It’s the 5th of July and we
are at Camp 2, Shira Camp (12,450 feet). Everybody is doing fannntastic! We’re
having a few phone difficulties, so we weren’t able to cybercast in last
night, apologize for that. But we wanted to let you know that we’re all
thinking of you, and we celebrated the 4th of July here, in Tanzania, on
So we’ve decided on a team name, we will no longer be Team #1, we are team
Uhuru Y’all. “Y’all” for the southern contingent in this group, and “uhuru”
means “freedom” in Swahili… so Uhuru Y’all.
Tomorrow we’re looking forward to another great day, weather looks fantastic
today. Tomorrow we’re going to climb up to about 15,000 feet, and then descend
down to Barranco Camp, which is one of our longer… Transmission ends.
Machame Camp Arrival
Posted on July 4, 2012 by alpineascents
Team 1 wishes everyone a Happy Fourth of July! The team enjoyed the first day
trekking through the gorgeous rainforest from Machame Gate to Machame Camp. We
are working on a satellite phone problem that came up, but they did report
back that everyone is safe and happy celebrating the holiday.
Team 1 arrives in Arusha
Posted on July 3, 2012 by alpineascents
A warm greetings from Arusha Tanzania everyone. I arrived on Saturday to begin
the prep for our busy Summer 2012 season. Most of team 1 arrived fine last
night (Monday), with 1 member having arrived a few days earlier and enjoying
some relaxation African style. Everyone is excited to get to the mountain! 3
folks are still waiting on luggage from KLM, so keep your fingers crossed it
comes on the flight tonight!
Today we had our orientation here at the hotel, followed by gear checks, and a
walking town tour. Tonight we will enjoy our first dinner together as a team,
and hopefully a great nights sleep before we head out tomorrow for
Our first day of trekking will begin at the Machame gate, elevation 6,400′,
ending at Machame camp 10,000′ and about 6 hours. Most of tomorrow is under
the canopy of the rain forest, lush and beautiful.
We will be sending in a cybercast each day, so keep tuning in as we ascend to
the roof of Africa together.
All The Best!
Eric and Team #1
Team 1 - Departing 7/1/2012
Guide: Eric Murphy
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