Kilimanjaro Day 0: Zero Day Rest and Prep

January 14, 2019
Stella Maris Lodge – Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

What a relaxing morning! My first morning getting to sleep in, in 9 days. I get up, shower, get my laundry together, enjoy buffet breakfast and work on my journals. I spend the next three hours going through all my gear and getting it organized. I load everything into my duffel bag and haul it downstairs where there is a scale. Just a hair below 15kg. Perfect!

We have a briefing at 4pm where we talk through all the trip details. Then comes the gear check which luckily I pass. After dinner I start my diamox and I definitely feel a bit tingly, which can be one of the side effects. Early to bed for our big day tomorrow.

A rare glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro