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Western Breach Still Closed

By Donovan | March 22nd, 2006 | Comments Off

Climbing Closed Climbing Closed As of March 2006, the Western Breach is still closed, due to the Western Breach investigation that is still taking place. A number of porters and tourists were killed back ... [read on]

Lunch at Mweka Camp

By Donovan | March 16th, 2006 | Comments Off

Here is an enormous BootsnAll group waiting for dinner at Mweka Camp. We managed to fit almost 30 people around our table at dinner time.

Lunch at Mweka Camp Lunch at Mweka Camp


Mawenzi or Hans Meyer Peak

By Donovan | March 14th, 2006 | Comments Off

This is a picture of Mawenzi or Hans Meyer Peak. This peak sits to the East of Kilimanjaro and you pass it while hiking up the Marangu Route. Mawenzi Hut sits at the base of this peak and is usually ... [read on]

Lava Tower Pictures

By Donovan | March 13th, 2006 | Comments Off

Lava Tower is a great hike between Shira Camp and Barranco Camp. It’s a great way to help acclimate to the altitude – hike high, sleep low – as it’s an extra few thousand feet above Barranco Camp. Lava Tower ... [read on]

Shira Camp Picture – Kilimanjaro Camp

By Donovan | March 10th, 2006 | 2 Comments »

Here is a picture of Shira Camp One, usually the second night while climbing Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route. It can also be the third night while coming up the Lemosho Route. Shira One is a fairly barren site, with ... [read on]

360 View from Uhuru Peak – Kilimanjaro Picture

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

Here is a great Kilimanjaro picture. This guy has stitched together an old panoramic view from the top Kilimanjaro. It shows the Western Breach, Reusch Crater and Mawenzi peak.


Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro – Machame Route

By Donovan | February 26th, 2006 | Comments Off

Here is a picture of Barafu Camp, your last night for ascending Kilimanjaro. It’s a very rocky, windy camp site set on the side of a major cliff and overlooking an enormous valley. If you are above the clouds, it’s ... [read on]

Mweka Camp – Last Day on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 24th, 2006 | Comments Off

Mweka Camp is a nice cool relaxing place to camp. It’s sheltered beneath many trees and protects you from the wind. It kind of reminds me of Machame Camp, only there are more trees. If it rains, however, ... [read on]

Day 1 – Hiking to Machame Camp

By Donovan | January 30th, 2006 | Comments Off

Listen to Deanna and Court as they talk about the first day of the Machame Hike. This is hiking from Machame Gate to Machame Camp.

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Day 2 – Hiking to Shira Camp

By Donovan | January 20th, 2006 | Comments Off

Listen to BootsnAll corespondent Donovan Pacholl discuss the morning of Day 2, hiking from Machame Camp to Shira Camp.

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