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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

Travel

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

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

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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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Hiking

Journey above the Clouds-Summit Night-Kilimanjaro, Lemosho Day 7

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  • 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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Hiking

Journey above the Clouds- Kilimanjaro, Lemosho Day 8

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  • Date: June 17, 2017
  • Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
  • Elevation: 10170 ft to 5906ft (4264 ft descend)
  • Distance: 6.2 miles descend
  • Hiking Time: 4 hours descend…
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Hiking

Summiting Kilimanjaro

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

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Climbing Kilimanjaro

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

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