Mount Kilimanjaro Day 1 – Lemosho Gate to Mt I Mkubwa Camp (1400m-2750m)
After a three-hour van ride to the entrance of the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Ahab was in this circle of porters being weighed. Moments later the lead guide would find us to “give the bad news” that Ahab was too heavy for any porter to legally carry. I (GEEG) explained that it was my intention to carry him myself to the summit, which was followed by laughter in unison from four dozen porters.
Climbing to the summit was our primary goal, but it never occurred to me that we would have to prove ourselves to the porters of Kilimanjaro too!