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Kilimanjaro - The Roof of Africa

Hakuna Matata Kilimanjaro!

I wanted to write a separate blog post for this part of my recent trip to Africa because it’s a completely different experience in itself. 1,661 more words

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The Machame Route

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For Kili, there are a few different routes you can choose, depending on various reasons. 689 more words

Roof of Africa: Mt. Kilimanjaro

Location:  Tanzania, Africa
Altitude: 19,341ft (5,895m)
Cost: $1,400 – $3,000 + Flights

Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,341ft (5,895m) above sea level is the highest mountain on African Continent and the highest free-standing mountain (not part of mountain range) in the world. 192 more words

Adventure

Attempt 1 - Machame Route

My first visit to Kilimanjaro was on the Machame route as part of a group of around 30 charity trekkers.  I’d been on treks to The Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, Iceland and Namibia so was used to multi day treks, the only unknown was the altitude.  289 more words

Tanzania 2014 - Kilimanjaro

Time for a bucket list item! Climbing a ‘very high’ mountain is something I always wanted to do. I considered climbing the Kilimanjaro before but I always let my doubts take the best of me (Isn’t it too hard for me? 2,467 more words

The Story of How I Joined “the Club” and Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro

It began like all other wilderness adventures: gear check, hydration, journaling, and silent prayers of a successful, safe, and serene journey; save one major detail: my guts were executing a mutiny/evacuation combo from both ends. 1,371 more words

Day Seven - Why is a Rainforest Called a Rainforest?

The answer is: it has lots of trees and even more rain! Today we walked for four hours in the pouring rain. It feels so surreal to be writing about our first day of walking on Kilimanjaro. 1,442 more words

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