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Kilimanjaro Dec 2011

Written By: sean on December 16, 2011 One Comment
Kili – to Zanzibar

The group left Mweka camp early this morning to catch their 10.30am flight to Zanzibar.  Tonight will be spent celebrating their wonderful achievements on the soft, sandy beaches at Ocean Paradise.

Many thanks to the Kilimanjaro September group for the use of their pics.

Written By: sean on December 15, 2011 8 Comments
Kili – Summit – Uhuru Peak (5895m)

From Sean ‘We summited at 8.15am this morning!  Very cold and windy night which made it tough going but we got there’.

The climbers are on their way down now - they’ll have a short rest at Barafu, have lunch and then head down to Mweka camp situated in the forest.  It’s a very long night and [...]

Written By: sean on December 14, 2011 2 Comments

‘We have all reached Barafu. There is heavy sleet, strong wind and it’s very fresh. We’re excited about the summit push tonight’.

Written By: sean on December 14, 2011 No Comment
Kili – to Barafu Hut (4600m)

Message from Sean this morning ‘We woke to rain.  Breaks in the cloud reveal heavy snow on the dome. Breathtaking crystalline view – Kili in High Definition’

This morning the group will take a slow plod through the wild alpine desert to the high camp – Barafu.  They will be feeling the effects of altitude so will [...]

Written By: sean on December 13, 2011 No Comment
Kili – at Karanga

From Sean ‘Everyone is having a late afternoon snooze and all in top form.  Looking forward to a tot of sherry before dinner tonight.  We’re all set for for the push to the high camp tomorrow.  So excitied we’re almost weeing in our pants!’

Written By: sean on December 13, 2011 No Comment
Kili – top of Baranco wall

Just in from Sean ‘ We’re cruising and are now at the top of the Baranco wall.  The weather is sweet.  All good. Not many other climbers. Lots of wind blowing on top and it’s been snowing which makes the peak look spectacular’.

Written By: sean on December 13, 2011 No Comment
Kili – to Karanga camp (3960m)

From Sean last night ‘All in Baranco camp.  We’ve had a fantastic, tough day of fun and laughts – if that makes sense! The weather has been great today’.

After spending a night at the Great Barranco Wall (an imposing sight at first), the group will make their way up the wall, which [...]

Written By: sean on December 12, 2011 3 Comments
Kili – to Baranco camp (3950m)

Message from Sean last night was that they were all settled in at Umbwe campsite.  One of the climbers – John Wouters’ gear bag hadn’t arrived from his long haul flight so John’s had to borrow gear - they’re all mixing and matching and doing well. It poured down yesterday nearly drowning them - the route [...]

Written By: sean on December 11, 2011 3 Comments
Kili – Start of the climb to Umbwe caves

Sean and a group of ten climbers departed from O R Tambo international airport for Kilimanjaro at midnight on Friday night.  After flying through the night, with a 3 hour stop over in Dar es Salaam, the group landed at Kili airport at 9am.  Yesterday was spent recovering and relaxing at the hotel [...]

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