Kilimanjaro Summit

June 19th, 2016 – 5895m (19340ft) We woke up in the dark to start our hike.  The crew stayed behind and so it was just us Peter and Gideon.  We would zig zag on switch backs sometimes slipping on rocks.  At one point someone in the group ahead of us lost a lens...

Kilimanjaro Day 6

June 20th, 2016  The rest of the hike was long but light.  The hardest part of going downhill is watching out for your toes.  It was warmer, wetter, and the vegetation came back.  We saw waterfalls, porcupine needles, runners, and people that had no business hiking...

Kilimanjaro Day 4

June 18th, 2016 – 4720m (15420ft). Amy and I are getting into a routine.  Cooked breakfast, leave our bags, start our hike.  Amy was offered toilet service before we left for the trip.  I thought it sounded kind of silly, but the first time I tried to use the...

Kilimanjaro Day 3

June 17th, 2016 – 3800m (12715ft). After another breakfast of Eggs and Sausage, we started our hike and left the land of vegetation.  The place looked like a moonscape.  And there were fields of cairns that people had moved over time.  I of course stacked my...

Kilimanjaro Day 2

June 16th, 2016 – 3450m (11320ft) Crepes, Sausage, and Eggs can really set the day off right.  It was a gorgeous morning, with good looks at Kili.  After breakfast, we headed out while the crew cleaned up, packed us up, and then eventually passed us on the...

Kilimanjaro Day 1

June 15th, 2016 – 2671m(8615ft) Game Time!  We got up and packed our gear for Kili.  We left some of our bags behind and drove to the Kenyan border (Rongai Route).  Peter wanted us to take this route.  After the drive, they made us lunch at the trailhead, met...