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Kilimanjaro March 2012

Written By: sean on March 23, 2012 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar

The Kilimanjaro airport is in sight and the exhausted but happy group are on their way to Zanzibar right now where they will be able to enjoy a good soak, relax, walk on the beach and later this evening celebrate their wonderful achievements.  Cocktails, G&Ts and a rejuvenating dip in the Ocean Paradise pool coming up.

Home time tomorrow.

Many thanks to […]

Written By: sean on March 22, 2012 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – Uhuru Peak (5895m)

From Sean ‘We all summited Mt Kilimanjaro at 05h50 this morning – a full house!  Big wind on top which meant a temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius.  It fogged out on the descent but we are all immensely elated’.

After descending, the exhausted summiteers will have a short nap at Barafu followed by lunch and then […]

Written By: sean on March 21, 2012 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – at Barafu Hut

Message just in from Sean ‘We’re all in our tents – waves of sleet are hitting the fly sheets loudly. Trying to get some sleep before 10pm. Chuffed we are under cover’.

Tonight's dinner and fuel for the summit



Written By: sean on March 21, 2012 One Comment
Kilimanjaro – Barafu

Today the group will trek through the wild alpine desert to Barafu hut (4600m). They will be feeling the effects of altitude so will be taking it easy and walking very slowly.  It takes about 4 hrs to get to Barafu. After lunch they will try to sleep and rest as much as possible before they […]

Written By: sean on March 20, 2012 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – Karanga camp

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

Message just in from Sean. ‘We’ve all reached Karanga and are well and strong. Happy days in the hills. Cloud came in […]

Written By: sean on March 18, 2012 One Comment
Kilimanjaro March expedition – Baranco camp

The blog is now working – apologies for the delay in sending updates.

On Sunday the group began the climb from Umbwe gate, through the rainforest to Umbwe caves (3000m).  Message received from Sean yesterday – ‘We’ve arrived at Umbwe caves – having lots of fun and laughs in spite of heavy rain today which means everything is soaked.  Everyone is in […]

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