MtKilimanjaro Travel Guide
MtKilimanjaro
Climb MtKilimanjaro
Email our kili experts!

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


lavaview.jpg

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, scrambling to the top of the tower was mandatory…our final test if you will. Had we failed, the suggestion would have been to climb the “normal” route through Barafu Camp. The frightened Cheeseheads from flatland, however, negotiated the pitch with sufficient alacrity to earn the privilege to climb the Breach.

The camp was comfortable, beautiful and relaxing. As with every morning, our “waiter”, August would shuffle over to our tent and greet us with, “good morning, I have hot water for washing and breakfast ready”. On this day, our frozen water bottles had us digging to the bottom of our packs for the warmest gear and there were still two camps to go before the summit.

The photograph above was taken from the top of the Tower…it was as close as I was prepared to get to the 300 foot drop.

Next, Arrow Glacier Camp



By Peter Baxter | Permalink | No Comments | December 19th, 2006
Tags: Ed's Thoughts, Pictures, Random, Recommendations, Routes, Stories
Related posts


Mt. Kilimanjaro News



Read more archives

RSS Feed Subscription

 

Reader Comments

Climb Kilimanjaro on Add Adventure Trips to Kili Trek for Trip of a Lifetime
If you travel all the way to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro its worth taking atleast a few days ontop...

Shu on Historic Kilimanjaro
Hi Angie...Climbed Kili in September 2010 and had the most incredible experience of my life. Went wi...

Catherine on Historic Kilimanjaro
My brother is planning to climb kilimanjaro with this company http://www.footlooseadventure.co.uk/ki...

angie on Historic Kilimanjaro
Hi Eric, I'm glad you summited with no problems! Way to go!! My boyfriends trek also had rather b...

eric on Historic Kilimanjaro
climbed it this past June with no climbing experience. We had amazing guides though! @Angie-it is ...