Machame Hut to Shira Camp 3840m

Saturday, 05 September 2009 00:00
The terrain changes today as the team ascent from the rain forest through the beautiful alpine meadow. The views start to open up and the team got their first sight of Kilimanjaro and the whole western breach. It really does seem like an enormous mountain from the ridge line as you approach Shira Camp site.
The team are doing well today and have risen to 3840 meters a rise of over 840 meters. Everyone is in good spirit and feeling fit. Tomorrow is an acclimatization day as the team traverse the mountain without gaining too much height. The scenery from Shira is spectacular in the evening light.

'To the west, we can see the spires of the Shira Needle, Shira Cathedral while above us the impressive Western Breach. We are now in an Alpine/ Lunar landscape and the altitude is starting to click in. However everyone is in good form'