So the day has finally arrived, today is the day we start our Kilimanjaro climb, after many months of planning and training we are all set to go!

We got our first glimpse of Kilimanjaro this morning, we can't wait to get started

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Rachel and Larry arrived last night and we had our trek briefing from Kandoo Adventures. We probably won't get much phone signal on our journey up the mountain so we won't be able to send photos back to Kate every day, but you can see photos of our progress on the Kandoo Adventures Live Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/kandooadventureslive/

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Day 1's route is from Machame Gate to Machame Camp.

Elevation: From 1800 metres to 3000 metres

Trekking distance: 11 Kilometres

Trek time: 5 to 7 hours

Environment: Montane Forest

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Here we go!!!!! See you at the summit

Please keep the donations coming in while we're climbing, we'd love to reach the summit and hear we've reached our fund-rasing target for both charities

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/team-alpine