Written By: sean on September 30, 2014 One Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Karanga camp (3960m)

Today the group ascended the great Baranco wall (which looks far more challenging than it is) and then descended to the Karanga valley. Dinner and overnight at the spectacular Karanga camp (3960m).

Message from Sean earlier today was that everyone has arrived at Karanga camp and that the group are doing well.

Written By: sean on September 29, 2014 One Comment
Kilimanjaro – Baranco camp (3950m)

Today the walk got steeper and very scenic, along narrow valley ridges and over rocky sections towards the Moorland zone and to Baranco camp (3950m).  Sean called to say ‘happy days at Baranco camp.  Everyone is strong’.

 

Written By: sean on September 28, 2014 One Comment
Kilimanjaro – group pic

The Kili A Team.

Written By: sean on September 28, 2014 One Comment
Kilimanjaro – Umbwe caves

After an hours drive from the hotel this morning, the group arrived at Umbwe gate (1800m).  After completing a bit of paperwork, the hike started through the primary rain forest

Lunch en route, and then the trail gets noticeably steeper but to compensate, the views are magnificent. The group climbed along a ridge with a deep [...]

Written By: sean on September 27, 2014 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – travel day

The expedition had a shaky start, when this week we were notified by the airline that the flights everyone was booked on from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam were cancelled. This was due to the airlines’ new aircraft not arriving from Heathrow.  We scrambled to get everyone on another airline to make [...]

Written By: sean on June 7, 2014 No Comment
Denali – Talkeetna

The group have just arrived safe and sound in Talkeetna – after a 14 hour descent. They were off to go and have their first proper meal – pizza.

Written By: sean on June 5, 2014 12 Comments
Denali – Summit – 20,320ft (6,194m)

They summited on Wednesday evening!  Sean phoned from the Denali pass 9am (our time) to say they were on their way down from the summit. They are absolutely exhausted and will crash at the High Camp for a while before heading down.

It’s an incredible achievement considering only 4 out of 10 climbers attempting Denali make [...]

Written By: sean on June 4, 2014 2 Comments
Denali – leaving High Camp

Just in from Molly – the weather window has come forward 2 days so they are making a summit bid today – a 9 hour climb to the summit. They have been boiling water for hours due to the boiling point difference and the temperature.  She says it’s a beautiful day and they are ready [...]

Written By: sean on June 4, 2014 No Comment

They’ve arrived at the High Camp and last camp before the summit attempt.  It’s been epic battle said Sean. Their 2 stoves packed in which could have been a disaster but they’ve managed to get them working again.

The stretch to th High Camp is the most scenic part of the route. The terrain was quite [...]

Written By: sean on June 4, 2014 No Comment
Denali – to the High Camp

Monday was a big day for Team Zulu/Maxidor. They were able to finally leave their sleds and put on backpacks filled with supplies for the summit bid and then climbed the headwall to approximately 16,700ft (5090m).  The headwall is a 800ft, 40-degree ice slope fixed with two ropes (one up, one down).  They cached gear [...]

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