We reached the summit at 7.45 – Uhuru Peak (5895m). Great weather. Great Tanzanian crew and fantastic team.
Message from Sean yesterday is that they have reached Karanga camp. Everyone is well and the weather is great.
This morning after breakfast, the climbers will take a slow trek to Barafu hut (4600m) through the wild alpine desert (approx 3 to 4 hrs). This afternoon and evening they will rest, try to sleep and eat […]
The group caught the red eye on Friday night from Joburg to Nairobi and landed at Kili airport at 9am on Saturday. Yesterday was spent relaxing at the hotel pool and taking in the sights of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, the crew drove to Umbwe gate (1800m). The […]
Heard from Sean this afternoon. The comms have been bad because Sean’s satellite phone was stolen out of his bag on the flight from JHB to Mendoza. Everyone is well and in good spirits. Tomorrow they start pushing up to the next acclimatisation camp. There hasn’t been a summit since Jan 2nd because of hectic […]
Today the team trekked for about 8 hrs to Plaza de Mulas (Base Camp 4200m). During the season, the foot of the mountain is transformed into a little village with hundreds of colourful tents and because it’s easily accessible for transport mules, there are heaps of unexpected luxuries brought in. There’s even an art shop.
The Aconcagua amigos (Sean, Mike Estment, Mario Blazevic and Tony Badenhorst) are now at Confluencia which is 3400m. They will spend two night there acclimatising with a trek today to Ac’s South Face to the French Camp at 4000m. It’s a 15km round trip. The South Face is very dry with constant avalanches and ice […]