Kilimanjaro Portrait of a Porter

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Kilimanjaro This is a portrait showing one of the many amazing porters and guides who helped me to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro.  The photo is taken from my tent, I'm still wrapped in my sleeping bag with virtually all my clothes on.  It's cold and daylight has only just…

Kilimanjaro | Moshi

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This is one of those posts, that was in draft and should have been published a long time ago, but it's too precious not to post now.  A recap of my time in Moshi before starting Mount Kilimanjaro trek. Day T - 3 Dubai - Kilimanjaro via Nairobi Arriving at…

The mountain that inspired me – Kilimanjaro

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Sometimes, you can't explain to people why you had "the dream", why you felt compelled to do something, why you trained relentlessly and why you pushed yourself both physically and mentally to achieve that dream, why you committed a large amount of your not so 'spare cash' and a good…

Kilimanjaro | Kit List & Hints & Tips
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Kilimanjaro | Kit List & Hints & Tips

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Kilimanjaro Whilst not a technical climb in terms of climbing capability and equipment, Mount Kilimanjaro is still a trip which requires a certain level of clothes and gear (Kilimanjaro kit list) which are suitable for the high altitude of the trip and presents would be trekkers with a number of…

Kilimanjaro | Attitude not Altitude
Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro | Attitude not Altitude

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    Kilimanjaro Briefing 3 Brits, 3 Brazilians, 1 Canadian, & 5 Americans and one Tanzanian meet in a beer garden  Nope - it's not the start of a joke - it's the briefing session for an epic 8 day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro along the Lemosho route.  The briefing…

Kilimanjaro | Summit to the Roof of Africa

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Well - the title says it all - on 31st August I and the rest of the Di Moja team (the name we gave our little group of 12) reached the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.  Woop, Woop !! I'll write a fuller post about the trip soon (am currently relaxing…

Kilimanjaro | Mweka Gate

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Day 8 Last days of trips are always strange - time to say goodbyes to the porters and cook as well as to the Guides.  Time to reflect on the trip to take off the boots which have hopefully served you well.  Hopefully to get a certificate for reaching the…

Kilimanjaro | Barafu Camp

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Day 6 is the day before Summit.  We start our summit at midnight (ish) so apparently after the walk, we will be heading to bed in the early afternoon trying to get some sleep in before summit wake up and breakfast at midnight ! Hakuna Matata and Enjoy

Kilimanjaro | Barranco Camp

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Day 4 - Today is an important day for acclimatisation - we climb high to Lava Point and then descend and sleep low at Barranco camp. This is one of the reasons why I chose to do the Lemosho route. Hakuna Matata and Enjoy

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