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Mount Kilimanjaro: My Journey

Four more steps. The sun burns down on my face. I am so cold I can barely feel it.

Three more steps. Stop. Breathe. Look around. 3,222 more words


It's a Fucking Mountain

Today is special because today we begin a great trek.  We are going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This mountain is the tallest on four continents, it stands 5895 m tall, that’s around 19000 feet if metric is tough for you. 850 more words


Marangu Route

Since the time of the first conquest of Kilimanjaro in 1889 a number of routes of various levels of complexity were paved: semi-wild and well-equipped, for beginners and more skillful climbers, as well as such that don’t require additional time for altitude acclimatization. 594 more words

East Africa

Kilimanjaro by the Machame Route

There are 6 standard authorized TANAPA routes for Kilimanjaro climbing and one special route for the descent. These are two tourist routes Machame and Marangu and the camping routes Lemosho, Shire, Umbwe and Rongai. 496 more words

East Africa

Conquering the Heights

Last summer, I took on the daunting challenge of climbing the world’s tallest freestanding mountain; Mount Kilimanjaro!  Although at the time of signing up I saw it as a fun venture to take part in alongside my uni mates, I was not prepared for what was coming. 1,530 more words


Step by step to the roof of Africa

What is it that makes us, as humans, strive through pain to reach the end of a life-changing journey? Is it courage? Or is it just the fear of failure? 958 more words