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Western Breach Opened


It has been a few years since the landside on Mt Kilimanjaro that claimed the lives of a few people on the Western Breach. The breach opened up a few months ago, but I had not heard reports of any companies leading climbs up it – until today.

Apparently a father and daughter team, organized by Mountain Maddness who contracts with a local company (African Environments, I think), climbed the mountain without any problems.

I imagine now that more guiding companies will start climbing the Western Breach again and bring back the most adventurous route on Kilimanjaro. I can’t wait to get up there again.

Read Quality time for father and daughter: At the top of Kilimanjaro.



By Peter Baxter | Permalink | No Comments | March 4th, 2008
Tags: Kilimanjaro Climber Profiles, Kilimanjaro Story, Machame Route, Recommendations, Routes, western breach
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