I’m back in Texas now but exactly one full moon ago I stood on top of Africa. As I continued my slow march to the summit I watched the circular white disk of August 2016’s full moon slip behind the frozen blue-brown crags of a declining, yet still powerfully majestic, glacier near Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak. 878 more words
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Welcome to the Kili Series! A 3 part series that will tell you everything you need to know to get you up and down Mount Kilimanjaro… 665 more words
There are many reasons why people climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Some people climb it for fun, others do it in support of their favourite charity, some do it to mark a special occasion, and others simply want an adventure where they can push themselves to the max as they conquer one of the world’s Seven Summits… 419 more words
Researchers have been studying the mighty glaciers at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for over 100 years, and while some ecologists will have us believe that Kili’s glaciers are not going to disappear anytime soon, the majority of scientists and climatologists who have studied the mountain estimate that those majestic glaciers that have given Africa’s highest mountain its snow-capped appearance for 10,000 years, could vanish completely by 2030. 197 more words
I’m struggling to start this post, as it’s going to be a beast of a story and I’ll never manage to cover all my experiences, feeling, thoughts and fears… Before I jump straight into the fact that by the grace of God I managed to summit the great Mt Kilimanjaro (spoiler alert), I need to start from the beginning of my trek :) You might want to make a cup of tea and settle in… and then make another cup of something… 3,806 more words
How Many Miles did it take on the Lemosho Trail to summit Uhuru Peak?
We checked into our destination at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to register, pay park fees, hire porters and enter the Kilimanjaro National Park. 1,337 more words