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Category Archives: Kilimanjaro
The team slept like babies last night at Mweka Camp; it was certainly well deserved. After an early breakfast, our support staff of twenty-nine sang their farewells to us and we said our grateful goodbyes. We then walked down to … Continue reading
After resting at Barafu for a few hours, the weary team had something to eat before packing up and moving once more. This was extremely hard work, as we had all been up since 11 p.m., been to the summit … Continue reading
We woke last night at 11 p.m. and, after a hot drink and some biscuits, left for the summit at midnight. The team climbed well throughout the night and reached Stella Point at 5.20 a.m. From there we pushed to … Continue reading
This morning, after a leisurely breakfast, the team left Karanga Valley Camp and climbed up to Barafu at 4600 metres. After an early lunch everyone climbed into their tents to rest. The plan is to get up at 11 p.m. … Continue reading
As the team left Barranco this morning, we climbed the Barranco Wall on our way to the next camp. We reached Karanga Valley Camp at 3930 metres after three and a half hours of walking and just in time for … Continue reading
The team are packing up and getting ready to leave Barranco for Karanga Valley Camp. The mornings here have been cold, with temperatures ranging between minus 1 and minus 5 degrees Celcius! We all look forward to a change of … Continue reading
Today the team climbed up to Arrow Glacier Camp at 4850 metres to do some additional acclimatising. Everyone stuck together and ascended 1000 metres in three and a half hours! We had a snack then descended in time for afternoon … Continue reading
Today has been a rest day at Barranco, with an easy two-hour walk to aid our acclimatisation. Blood saturation levels improved overnight, which is a good sign that everyone is acclimatising well.
After a good night’s sleep, the team left Umbwe Cave and, after five and a half hours of solid climbing up the ridge, we arrived in Barranco. The views were breathtaking. The mountain revealed herself briefly as we exited the … Continue reading