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Written By: sean on March 28, 2013 4 Comments
Mt Kilimanjaro – Day 6 – Uhuru Peak (5895m)

They reached the summit at 7.15 this morning (6.15am SA time).  It was a long night and the team is exhausted but exhilarated.  A big congrats to the Viljoen family.

Written By: sean on March 27, 2013 One Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Day 5

They have all reached Barafu camp (4600m). This afternoon the group will rest and try to sleep as much as possible before being woken for dinner at 10pm. They depart at about midnight for the summit.  Holding thumbs for good weather.

Message from Sean received this morning – Stef Viljoen who is 10 years old is on her way to Barafu and […]

Written By: sean on March 26, 2013 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Day 4

Brief message from Sean – ‘ We’ve all arrived at Karanga camp – well and strong’.


Written By: sean on March 26, 2013 One Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Day 3 and 4

Lyrical message received from Sean last night! ‘We’re all good here.  It’s fresh, we are stinky. It’s cold, we are warm. We are hungy, eating like Lords.  We are missing our families buts we’ve become one’.

Yesterday the walk got steeper but very scenic, along narrow valley ridges and over rocky sections towards the Moorland zone. Dinner last […]

Written By: sean on March 24, 2013 5 Comments
Mt Kilimanjaro – Day 2

Today the group of 16 started their climb through the rain forest to the Umbwe caves campsite (3000m).

Message from Sean tonight ‘We are all in at Umbwe caves.  Fantastic day.  The two kids are doing brilliantly’.


Written By: sean on March 23, 2013 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Day 1

After flying through the night from Joburg, the group of 12 climbers (including a 10 year old girl) would have landed at Kilimanajro airport this morning and will now all be resting at the Protea Aishi hotel in Moshi.  3 more climbers will join the group today at the hotel.  No news yet but hopefully all has gone well with […]

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