Friday, December 14, 2012

Day 2- Stunning Views at Shira Camp

File Photo of Shira Camp
December 14, 2013 - We set off in good spirits. The trial rose up to 3940meters(13,000ft) to Shira Camp.

File Photo of Shira Camp
The scenery was stunning. Shira camp is a moorland and it is covered in clouds - it feels like we are living in the clouds. We feel fine so far - We thought it was a little easier today even though the path was steeper than the day. We reached here at lunch time and will stay here until tomorrow morning. Since he is scared of heights, Ashesh did get scared at some parts because it was a long way down. The food has been good so far.


By Achal and Preena Gandhi - Day 2 greeted us with beautiful bright blue skies, as a result of which we spent too long taking photos and got told off for not getting ready quick enough! We took our oxygen levels again and most of ours had dropped by about 8% which was incredible. We then spent far too long talking about our new favorite topic, to use the bathroom or not use the bathroom!!
The trek was pretty tough today, almost always going uphill, steep climbs and some freestyle mountain climbing without our sticks - we trekked through some of the most incredible scenery I've seen, the terrain looked like something from a Lord of the Rings film, completely different to the rain forest we trekked through yesterday. Although it was tough going we kept ourselves entertained with some rnb and bollywood music, singing 'Jada Paag ne Jaara thaai gya', taking regular pit stops for a number 1 and number 2, Princess Pritesh freaking out as to whether to go or not, and passing by our first cave and natural waterfall.

We arrived at camp by half 2, everyone was pretty shattered, we didn't expect a 5.5 hour steep uphill climb - most of us knocked out after lunch and woke up just in time for dinner - Ashesh almost got taken to a special 'cave' by Francis - most of us were like 'dang, another trek today - no way!'

Ronak also likened the kili night-time experience to being a rich homeless person! Only Ronak would come up with something like that. Until tomorrow...Salaam...from Ach and Preena

Video from Khush to the Team
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Letter from Ashesh Gandhi - Dear Kavi and Sonal - how are you? today we climbed to Shira camp at 3940 meters. The scenery is stunning. Shira camp is a moorland and it is covered in clouds - it feels like we are living in the clouds. I feel fine so far - I thought it was a little easier today even though most of it was uphill. We reached here at lunch time and will stay here until tomorrow morning. I did get scared at some parts because it was a long way down but I remembered your notes and it helped me get through. The food has been good so far but the granola bars $mommy made have come in very handy as well. I miss you guys so much. I'm glad the ministry of caring wrote to you Kavi - that is awesome. I wish I could open the letter but maybe I will be able to open it after Mt. Kilimanjaro. Well - that is it for now. I love you loads. You take care... Daddy - Ashesh



3 comments:

  1. Hello Kili Team ... I've just clicked through Sonal's link to this site and have been reading all about your trip. Thank you so much for raising money for and increasing awareness of I-Cell Disease. In all these posts and all the pictures I see Yash's love and innocence. I wish you the best of luck on your journey, and look forward to reading the upcoming posts.

    Much love from Gabrielle and your I-Cell Ross cousins in Vancouver, BC.

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  2. What an exciting journey. Thanks for sharing the blog link. Your family will certainly be in my prayers ;-).

    Crystal Spencer

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  3. Dilpa, Your nephew Yash certainly sounds like an amazing child who touched many lives. Your husband and his family/friends are doing an incredible thing to honor Yash and help other kids who suffer with I cell. I will be following the blog and wish them all a safe and inspirational climb. Thanks for sharing this here.

    Julie Bentley

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