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Learn everything you need to know about all the different routes up Kili.

Crater Camp 18,800 ft., not just another campsite

By Ed | September 21st, 2006 | Comments Off

One of the perks of climbing the Western Breach was the chance to explore the top of the mountain and camp just an hour or so below the true summit, Uhuru, at Crater Camp (18,800 ft.).

The summit plateau itself is ... [read on]

Myths and magic of the Western Breach

By Ed | August 30th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

IMG_32312.jpg (The Western Breach route was closed indefinitely in January of 2006 due to a freak landslide that regrettably took the lives of three Americans and an undisclosed number of porters)

When I was doing research for ... [read on]

The Final Ascent – Barafu to the Summit

By Donovan | August 20th, 2006 | Comments Off

I recently had a conversation with a Kilimanjaro climber whose trip I organized. She and I were talking about her experience, and she said the one thing that troubled her was the final night, the last six hour hike up ... [read on]

Loitokitok Route

By Donovan | July 21st, 2006 | Comments Off

Most people have never heard of the Loitokitok route, as it’s near the Rongai route, on the north-side of the mountain near Kenya, and it’s rarely used. Loitokitok isn’t a different route, it only takes you a unique way on ... [read on]

The Saddle

By Donovan | July 13th, 2006 | Comments Off

The Saddle is an area between Mawenzi and Kibo on Kilimanjaro. It’s a large flat area after Mawenzi Hut and before Kibo Hut on a hike up the Marangu Route. From a bird eye view, or up on Kilimanjaro, it’s ... [read on]

Western Breach – Arrow Glacier Closed

By Donovan | April 19th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

As reported in March of 2006 “Western Breach Still Closed” there was an announcement last week that the Western Breach will remain closed indefinitely. This included the two trails that head up to Arrow Glacier Camp. The scientists fear ... [read on]

Barafu Camp Picture

By Donovan | April 13th, 2006 | Comments Off

Approching Barafu CampApproching Barafu CampHere is a picture of Barafu Camp on the Machame Route. Barafu Camp is fairly exposed on the mountain and there isn’t many spots to put your tent to avoid Mother Nature’s ... [read on]

Crater Camp on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | April 3rd, 2006 | 1 Comment »

Crater Camp sits at 5790 meters/18,000 ft on Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s by far the highest camp on the mountain. 95 percent of all climbers that climb Kilimanjaro DO NOT spend the night at Crater Camp.

Why do they not go ... [read on]

Evacuation Routes – Part 1

By Donovan | March 29th, 2006 | Comments Off

You Can Get Down QuickYou Can Get Down QuickThere are a number of different ways to evacuate yourself off Kilimanjaro. It just depends upon where you are – which camp and which trail. Generally ... [read on]

Machame Camp Night Picture

By Donovan | March 28th, 2006 | Comments Off

Here is a picture of Machame Camp at night time, after the first day of hiking up the Machame Route. Machame Camp is at 3,000 meters/10,000 ft. It sits just outside the forest and ... [read on]

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