Sean, Scott, Nikki, Remo and Ian are on their way to the airport to fly from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar where they’ll be staying at a 5 star resort – a far cry from camping on the slopes of Kili. Scott is no doubt looking forward to his brussel sprout smoothie – a ‘reward’ for summiting. They will return [...]
After spending as long as possible on the summit before the biting cold forces them down, the group will descend to Barafu camp, have a short sleep, reluctantly wake up for lunch and then carry on descending to Mweka camp. They’ll feel like supermen and women with the extra oxygen in the air and fly down to [...]
From Sean: We’re all in Karanga camp (4100m). Everyone is in top form and the weather is magnificent.
Tomorrow the group will take a slow walk up through wild alpine desert to the last camp - Barafu hut (4600m). It’ll take 3-4 hours. At Barafu, they’ll have a good rest, eat and drink well, sleep as much [...]
Today’s hike was one of the more challenging ones as it began by climbing out of the forest and onto rockier terrain with sparser undergrowth and scraggly, moss covered trees. Their trek continued along a narrow ridge and then flattened out as they approached the Barranco Valley and descended to the Barranco camp (3950m). It would have taken them 6-7 hours.
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Just received from Sean: Everyone is in. It’s been a great day – there’s been no rain, it’s only now tapping gently on the tents. We had chicken & chips for lunch (my favourite) and fish and pasta for dinner. It’s fresh outside. We’re snuggled up in our sleeping bags - great sleep ahead.