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8
Sep '08

Made it to Tanzania

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.

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One Response to “Made it to Tanzania”

  1. Paul Says:

    Cool,

    You made it, good luck on the climb, you may have begun before you get this message it’s about quarter to 4 here
    Monday afternoon. I’m glad to hear you got in touch with the organizer/guide it wasn’t clear to me how you were going to do that. By the way I would have never thought of gloves either. I’m also glad to see you must have some kind of internet connection where you are staying I doubt you will have it on the mountain, but then again maybe via your iphone. Anyhow glad you made it, good luck on the climb, pace yourself.

    chow

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