Learn everything you need to know about all the different routes up Kili.
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]
By Ed | August 30th, 2006 | 1 Comment »
(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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
By Donovan | April 13th, 2006 | Comments Off
Approching 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]
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]
By Donovan | March 29th, 2006 | Comments Off
You 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]
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]