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Kilimanjaro Oct 2015

Written By: sean on October 8, 2017 3 Comments

Message from Sean – ‘We are all set to climb to Umbwe caves today (3000m). 29th climb of Kili with a great group of 11 climbers. My old school friend Nicky Constantinidis is joining us, Gavin Whindus and his two sons and all the ‘gangsters’. Looking forward to a fun climb. Chat again soon’.

Written By: sean on October 7, 2017 3 Comments
Kilimanjaro – day 1

Everyone is well and rested after an arduous flight through the night from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro. Tomorrow the climb begins.




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

Written By: sean on October 7, 2015 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Uhuru Peak – highest point in Africa

Sean’s just called to say they summited!  He said it was the worst weather he’s experienced in 27 summits of Kili. The weather was so bad that they couldn’t see the sign welcoming climbers to the summit (5895m). Well done to the exhausted team – it was epic.

After a short rest at […]

Written By: sean on October 6, 2015 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Barafu hut

After a slow walk through the wild alpine desert, everyone has arrived at Barafu hut (4600m).  This afternoon they will eat and rest well in preparation for the summit bid, departing at approx 11pm tonight.




Written By: sean on October 5, 2015 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Karanga camp

Just in from Sean ‘All good.  We’re in Karanga camp (3960m).  Everyone is strong and well.  Big thanks to our Tanzanian crew who are treating us like VIPs’

Today the team ascended the great Baranco wall and then descended to the Karanga valley.  They walked over gently sloped hills and […]

Written By: sean on October 4, 2015 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Baranco camp

Message from Sean – ‘Yesterday was a great day.  Perfect trek through the rain forest and everyone is in good shape’.

Today’s trek involves walking along narrow valley ridges and over rocky sections towards the Moorland zone.  The walk becomes steeper and very scenic.  Dinner and overnight at Baranco camp (3950m).

Written By: sean on October 3, 2015 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Umbwe gate

Today the team hiked from Umbwe gate (1800m), through the rain forest and up to Umbwe caves (3000m).

Message from Sean ‘We’re eating our way up the ‘hill’.   You can’t fault cucumber soup, avo salad, chicken and chips, water melon, mango and oranges’.

Written By: sean on October 2, 2015 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – arrived

From Sean ‘We’ve arrived – gear bags and all.  Well done Kenya Airways’.











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