July 5 – Acclimatizing at Saddle Camp

View of Mt. Meru from the slopes of Kilimanjaro

Hi, this is Kit Chapman calling you from the ascent of Mount Meru and we are doing quite well.  It is a good thing that our training has taken us this far.  It’s a nice lazy day for us to help with acclimatization and I think I could really get used to this, sleeping in and a late breakfast before we go up the hill.  Yesterday was a little tougher getting up to Saddle Camp (11,713 ft / 3570 m) which is where we will sleep again tonight and then make our attempt to summit Mount Meru peak tomorrow morning.  So we will report back later.