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Mt. Kilimanjaro Stories

A collection of stories from climbers who have attempted to climb Kilimanjaro.

A Challenge on the Mountain

By Ed | January 3rd, 2007 | Comments Off


My son and I climbed Kilimanjaro by the Lemosho/Western Breach route. It remains the most daunting and cherished adventure we have ever completed.

Being a guest blogger on this site has given me the opportunity to share our experiences. ... [read on]

Want to feel like shit? Climb Kilimanjaro, mate.

By Donovan | December 29th, 2006 | Comments Off

freezing.jpgJust because Mount Kilimanjaro is one of those well-known mountains that everyone likes to climb, you should be forewarned that it’s not always a happy experience. Climbing Kilimanjaro can, and will, kick ... [read on]

Missing Climber Body Found in China

By Donovan | December 27th, 2006 | Comments Off

Sorry folks, this is non-Kilimanjaro related story, but does go to show you the power of mountains – something you should consider when climbing Kilimanjaro. As many of you know, one of the owners of Mountain Maddness, Christine ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Traverse – Lemosho and Mweka Trails – Part Seven

By Ed | December 22nd, 2006 | Comments Off


Millennium Camp 12.500 ft., one night

It took five days to ascend the distance we now covered in five hours. Much of our descent was running down the scree slide and it did not take long for us to ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Traverse – Camps of the Lemosho and Mweka Trails – Part Six

By Ed | December 21st, 2006 | Comments Off


Crater Camp – 18, 370 ft., one night

Getting to the crater ascending the Western Breach with my son will remain as awesome a task as I have ever completed. The Breach is closed now but there are ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Traverse – Camps of the Lemosho and Mweka Trails – Part Five

By Ed | December 20th, 2006 | Comments Off


Arrow Glacier Camp – 15,925 ft., one night

When the Western Breach was open only 5% of the annual trekkers used this route and camp. Closed in January 06, I recon very few souls will ever see it ... [read on]

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

By Ed | December 19th, 2006 | Comments Off


Lava Tower Camp – 14,950 ft., one night

Made famous by the IMAX movie, this iconic stopping point was the first time I really noticed the clouds drifting by below us. Because we were climbing the Western Breach, ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro traverse – Camps of the Lemosho & Mweka Trails – Part 3

By Ed | December 18th, 2006 | Comments Off


Moir Camp – 13,650 ft., two nights

Moir is one of the least visited camps on the mountain nestled between very black and spherical, volcanic topography. The location treats you to stunning sunsets overlooking the Shira Plateau. The ... [read on]

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]

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