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Running Down Kilimanjaro – Descent from Uhuru

We ran down Kilimanjaro. Really! When we left the summit, we did a nice relaxed jog down a huge open gravel terrain from Uhuru Peak to Barafu Camp. It wasn’t like we were actually jogging, but rather it was steep enough that you kind of jumped down the mountain and gained momentum.

Everyone was doing it. I am not sure if it’s standard procedure and it was pretty unsafe, but I know everyone was excited to get down to Barafu Camp where it was warmer and time to take a nap.

I would recommend using poles if you attempt this.

By Peter Baxter | Permalink | No Comments | August 21st, 2006
Tags: Barafu Camp, Opinion, Uhuru
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