Day 2 - July 4th, 2018

Shira Plateau

11,500-ft/3,505-m

5.2 miles/8.4 km

7-8 hours

The second official day of the Summit for Literacy climb!

The group which continue to brave Kilimanjaro's harsh and variable conditions stoically, experienced as many wake-up calls as victories today. Highlights of the day included a change of environment from rainforest to heath, reaching and exceeding an altitude of ten thousand feet (half way) and finally seeing the snowy peaks of Kilimanjaro on the horizon.

Our packs are full of water, extra layers and trail snacks.

Having traversed one of the climb's most challenging days, the group will sleep well tonight with heads full of high hopes for day three on the mountain.