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Standing tall as the highest mountain in Africa, you would think Kilimanjaro is used to all the attention she gets. She is the world’s highest free-standing mountain; was declared a National Park in 1973; was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987; and even got named one of the Natural Wonders of Africa in 2013. 651 more words


I climbed Kilimanjaro...

Still trying to process these unforgettable six days #wemadeit #kilimanjaro#kilimanjaroclimb #ashowermigthelp #tanzania #travel #uhrupeak @ Uhuru Peak, Kilimanjaro, 5895 Amsl

All the adventure soon…


Mt. Kilimanjaro Part 5 : Reaching the Summit

Day 5, Wednesday : Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600m)

We were able to sleep in until 6:30 this morning – what a delight.

The kind porters once again bringing a very welcome cup of coffee to the tent door and making sure we were OK.  1,120 more words


Kilimanjaro Climb Diary

Diary from camps along the climb highest mountain in Africa, autumn 2010. (Reblog with more images)

Crossing Kenyan-Tanzanian border.

Sept 18 — After a ~6 hour bumpy drive from Nairobi, I crossed Kenyan-Tanzanian border and arrived to Arusha. 861 more words


Kilimanjaro (19,341ft)

I summited Kilimanjaro July 4, 2016 via the Machame Route. I went into this trek pretty blind. I scoured the internet for resources and suggestions as to when to book, where to book, who to book as a guide, and what to pack; but, I never really found information that spoke to me or painted a realistic picture of what I should expect. 2,395 more words


Conquering Kilimanjaro and Finding My Heart for Adventure

Note from the Independent Tourist: The below post was written by my nephew, Mark Bitton, who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in the spring of 2017. At the bottom of this post, he provides some practical tips for anyone considering this climb. 1,800 more words


Summit Night, an audio story- to the top of Uhuru Peak

<-Summit Night

In Arnav’s words…

  • Date: June 16, 2017
  • Kosovo Camp to Uhuru Peak (summit) to Mweka Camp
  • Elevation: 15750ft to 19341ft to 10170 ft (3591ft gain then descend)
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