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Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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12-20 August 2011
Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania
03°S
37°E
700 - 5895m ASL
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Prologue - << Start here

 
 
 
 
 

Day 1 - To the Mountain

Purple mountain above the clouds

 

A tiny airport and a distant hotel

 
 
 
 
 

Day 2 - Village under the Mountain

New friends and borrowed gear

 

The village and the waterfall

 

Meeting more new friends at the hotel

 

101 ways to die on Kilimanjaro

 
 
 
 
 

Day 3 - First leg through Rainforest

The guides and the porters

Polé Polé!

 

Mandara – The Huts in the Forest

 
 
 
 
 

Day 4 - Heathland of the Lost World

Beyond the Treeline

 

A Cocoon of thick Fog

 

Horombo – The Huts in the Heathland

 
 
 
 
 

Day 5 - The Martian Desert

The Marangu Hotel Route

 

The Martian Desert

 

Finding Yourself on the Mountains of Insanity

 

Kibo – The Huts in the Desert

 
 
 
 
 

Day 6 - Life’s Tough at the Top

Breakfast before Midnight

 

Watching the Boots in front of Me

 

Jamaican Rocks

 

Following the Crater Rim

 

Achievement

 

It’s all Downhill from Here

 

Awoken from Frozen Slumber

 

The Main Route back to Horombo

 
 
 
 
 

Day 7 - Conquering the Mountain

How Disabilities only Increase Determination

 

The Long Descent

 

They Sat according to Pecking Order

 

Final Farewells

 
 
 
 
 

Epilogue

 
 
 
 

Blog from today:
Kilimanjaro

 
 
 
 

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