Written By: sean on March 28, 2016 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – summit!

We reached the summit at 7.45 – Uhuru Peak (5895m).  Great weather. Great Tanzanian crew and fantastic team.

Written By: sean on March 23, 2016 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – Karanga

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 […]

Written By: sean on March 21, 2016 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – Baranco camp

Today the climbers started the ascent to Baranco camp. The walk becomes steeper but very scenic, along narrow valley ridges and over rocky sections towards the Moorland zone. Dinner and overnight at Baranco camp (3950m).

Written By: sean on March 20, 2016 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – Umbwe caves

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 […]

Written By: sean on January 18, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Summit – 6962m

Ole ole ole ole…..the Aconcagua amigos tagged the summit yesterday. 14 hours round trip. Not bad for a bunch of ballies!

Written By: sean on January 14, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Camp Nido (5500m)

Yesterday the team pushed up to Camp Nido (5500m) and are now back in Base Camp.  Sean phoned this evening to say everyone is well and strong. They had a rest day in preparation for the push up again tomorrow.

Written By: sean on January 12, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – rest day

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 […]

Written By: sean on January 11, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Base Camp

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.

Tomorrow […]

Written By: sean on January 8, 2016 3 Comments
Mt Aconcagua expedition Jan 2016 – Confluencia

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 […]

Written By: sean on October 8, 2015 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – summit pic

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