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Kilimanjaro Traverse – Camps of the Lemosho & Mweka Trails – Part 2

By Ed | December 15th, 2006 | Comments Off

Shira 1 Camp

Shira One Camp – 11,500 ft., two nights

We spent the day climbing up and out of the rain forest through the heather region onto the alpine meadow of the Shira Plateau. I spent most of ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Traverse – Camps of the Lemosho & Mweka Trails -Part 1

By Ed | December 14th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

Big Tree/Forest camp

This trail and camp strategy my son and I followed in 04 enabled a nine day acclimatization hike with the summit on the morning of the tenth day after only an hour up the final ... [read on]

Lemosho & Shira Route

By Donovan | December 12th, 2006 | Comments Off

If you are looking for a more remote, quiet routes for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s best to explore either the Lemosho or Shira routes, which come up the West Slope of Mount Kilimanjaro and connect with the Machame Route. You ... [read on]

Mount Kilimanjaro Descent – Scree Slope Video

By Donovan | December 8th, 2006 | Comments Off

In this video of Mount Kilimanjaro, you can get a good idea of how big the scree descent is, and how you can literally jog down it. It looks like they are assisting a disabled climber coming down the mountain, ... [read on]

Scree Slide – Uhuru to Barafu

By Donovan | November 19th, 2006 | Comments Off

After a short time on Mt Kilimanjaro at Uhuru Peak, you generally want to get back down to Barafu Camp. It can be very cold at the top. You might not feel well. And, although the summit was an amazing ... [read on]

Marangu Route

By Donovan | October 28th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

Here is a breakdown of the day to day climbig on the Marangu Route of Kilimanjaro. The overall height difference between Marangu Gate entrance and the summit of Uhuru peak is 4100 meters/13,450 feet, and the total distance is 64 ... [read on]

The Red-Hot Poker

By Ed | October 19th, 2006 | Comments Off


Following the Lemosho Trail, our second and third nights on Kilimanjaro were spent at Shira 1 Camp (11,500 ft.). The third day we took an acclimatization hike to the 13,000 ft top of Johnsell ... [read on]

Death Warmed Over – Video of Uhuru Peak

By Donovan | October 18th, 2006 | Comments Off

Here is a video of the the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s rather peaceful moment and shows a panoramic view of the surrounding area. At the beginning of the video, you get a good aerial shot of Crater Camp, which ... [read on]

Barranco Wall on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | October 11th, 2006 | Comments Off

barrancowall.jpgHere is a view of the Barranco Wall as you are approaching from Shira Camp. After you stay the night at Barranco Camp, you will hike up this wall early in the morning. ... [read on]

High in the Clouds – Barafu Camp Picture

By Donovan | October 10th, 2006 | Comments Off

barafu.jpg Here is a sweet picture of Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro. Barafu Camp sits at 4600 meters and is the highest camp on the Machame route.

Looking at this picture, you can see lots ... [read on]

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