After about 30 hours of exhausting travel, I finally made it to Arusha, Tanzania. The scenery is pretty here, all the plants seem to have a brighter colors to them (especially the greens). I saw Kilimanjaro dominate the horizon while flying here, I just can’t believe I’m going to try climbing that!
I also found out that I forgot to pack any gloves whatsoever. Shit! Luckily I can borrow a pair.
Today is the last day of “rest” before the climb starts. I’m busily organizing my pack and figuring out what to take and what to leave behind.
The organizer says the success rate on this route (Shira) is about 85%, so that’s encoraging.
It is dinner time now. Hopefully I will be able to post further reports on the mountain.