The Kilimanjaro Warriors have completed day two on the Lemosho route. While they avoided precipitation today, yesterday’s rain left heaps of mud. From the rainforest, they hiked for 4.5 miles along the Shira Ridge. After 8 hours, they entered high altitude on a desert plateau, finally to arrive at Shira Camp, 11,500 feet.
With thick mud, arduous hills and troublesome rocks, this was a difficult path for them. Despite sliding and falling on the mud, laughter could be heard throughout the rainforest.
(The brief reports I receive are in broken English and abbreviations, so please forgive the concise personal updates as I try to interpret the messages.)
Erich Ellis took a very hard fall today, but it seems he will be fine after some rest.
Sarah Evans is very sore, but pressing along.
Orlando Gill also took a hard fall and has some swelling in his leg. He is moving along slowly. He would like to say hello to his friends and family following his journey.
Steve Martin, Kisha Mackerny and Nick Perales are doing well.
Orlando and “Mack” (unsure if this means Kisha Mackerny or the group’s therapist, Mark), would like to send a shoutout to the Center for the Intrepid.
Tonight the group will rest with an astonishing panorama of Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon.
Stay tuned and feel free to leave encouragement for the team below!