We all seem to be in good spirits at breakfast. All ready for the challenges today will bring. At 09.00 the porters have packed up and its time to go. The cloud is very low and we are unable to see our goal, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Finally we see Kibo Hut, its a very bleak place. 1 long dormitory, split into 5 rooms, with bunks and a long table, and yes it is COLD. The thermal underwear is retrieved from our backpacks and put on as soon as possible. Then its into the sleeping bags to try to get warm.
A simple supper of tuna spaghetti is served for dinner, its hot and its filling so does the job! The plan is that we will be woken at 23.00 and set off in the dark at 23.30. Felix has advised us he want us to walk very slowly.
At 23.00 we are up, and all the layers are put on. Thermal base layer, tracky bottoms, walking trousers, fleeces, and ski jacket. 2 pairs of socks are needed as are gloves and a hat. At 23.45 we go out into the dark, cold night and its snowing.
Sarah’s Altitude Sickness is back, she had a bad night vomiting, and is once again being sick as we wait to go.