It was a long day yesterday for the crew. After summiting, they spent a few hours in camp trying to get some sleep before the descent on tired legs to Mweka (3000m). Sean said the weather was perfect and unusually dry. It will be an early start this morning as they descend for approx [...]
“Summit dome towering above us. Perfect day. Pole Pole upwards”. Received 10am (Tanzania is 1 hour ahead of SA).
Just in: “All into Karanga camp and going strong. Having my favourite tucker – chicken and chips. Going to nap and then take a stroll higher up, after tea at 4.30 to help acclimatise. Everyone enjoyed the trek today. Flowers everywhere”.
Received from Sean mid morning: “We’re at the top of the Baranco wall (4200m). [...]
The walk today becomes steeper but very scenic, along narrow valley ridges and over rocky sections towards the Moorland zone.
From Sean: We’re tapping up, singing wima we. The views are unreal. Senecio flowering. Cool climbing conditions. The porters are flying by to set up camp. The Umbwe route is the best. Only one other couple from [...]
The trail began on a narrow ridge crest and continued up through the dense, primary rain forest. The path followed the ridge, rose steadily with a few steep sections to the first tented camp at Umbwe caves.
From Sean: We cruised to Umbwe caves. Munched on biltong thanks to Adonis. Dean on his 3rd chesterfield by midday and Jonathan brought [...]
The all lads group departed this morning from Joburg at 07:45 on an almost empty 1time flight to Zanzibar. After a short stop-over in Zanzibar, a Precision Air flight will take them via Dar es Salaam and finally to Kilimanjaro airport. Sms received from Sean said the flight was delayed in Dar es Salaam for 3 hours which means they’ll [...]