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We went for a stroll in the forest and six days later we reached the top of Kilimanjaro.

Climbing Kilimanjaro without preparation is definitely achievable though not advisable.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was by far the most physically, emotionally and mentally challenging I’ve ever experienced. 2,245 more words

Travel And Adventure

Day 1 - Kilimanjaro - July 21st 2014

The big big day. I had packed up the previous evening, to ensure my day pack and the duffel bag were ready on time. Well, technically, I had packed my bags a couple of hundred times before already, in my head… 1,652 more words


No. 8 The Roof of Africa

Trying to fall asleep at 8:00 p.m. anywhere is difficult, but in subzero temperatures at 15,000 feet, knowing we had at most three hours of rest ahead of us before waking and climbing for seven hours, it was a preposterous notion. 3,189 more words


No. 7 Barranco to Barafu

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves  – Sir Edmund Hillary

When hastily planning my trip to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, it was my general understanding that the hike would entail about five days of walking at increasingly high altitudes, but that the true and only real test would be Summit Night, the final 4,400 foot ascent to Uhuru Peak. 3,834 more words