The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:
Jumbo Rafiki! Greetings from Africa! A group of the 7 Summits Club with an uncertain name started today on the Marangu route. After issuing permits, we went to the equatorial jungle. The walk to the first overnight stay of Mandara Hut (2750 m) took 4 hours. At the beginning everything was fine, but in the last 15 minutes a tropical downpour was turned on... Apparently, the season of short rains begins a little bit. On the way we met two families of monkeys watching us closely! Tomorrow we go higher at 3700, to the Horombo camp.