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Kilimanjaro team reaches Shira Camp in great weather

Kilimanjaro – Team reaches Machame Camp at 10,000 feet

Last team of the season heads off to the mountain!

Hello Everyone,

We don’t have a team name yet, but we are all packed and ready to head off on a once and a lifetime journey to the top of Africa! I will be updating each day here and soon we will have a team name. Looks like it will be another fun group this week!

Thanks for following along,

Ben Jones

Team Skunk Monkeys Return after Successful Climb

Hello Everyone,

We finished up an excellent trip today with a 3 hour hike to Mweka gate where we had a celebration with our local Tanzanian crew. We had excellent weather today as we did the whole week on the mountain. After driving back to Arusha and checking into the hotel we headed out for a celebratory dinner to wrap up the trip. Tomorrow morning, the team will head out on Safari and I will say goodbye to an excellent team!

It’s been a fun trip, thanks for following along!

Have a great Safari and congratulations on climbing Kilimanjaro Skunk Monkeys!

Ben

Kilimanjaro – 100% Summit Success for Team Skunk Monkeys!

Logistics were well organized, everything fell into place and even the smallest details were looked after. Assigning an Alpine Ascents guide is an excellent idea for providing a good flow of communication (especially if there’s a problem or issue). My goal was to summit Kilimanjaro without stumbling too much along the way. More seriously, I made many new, quality friends on this adventure and arrived home safe and healthy.

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Kilimanjaro from the plains.
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Climb Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
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Taking a pause in the Senecio Cactus on the way to our first camp.
Taking a pause in the Senecio Cactus on the way to our first camp.
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Climb Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
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Sunrise view from the crater.
Sunrise view from the crater while climbing Kilimanjaro.
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Another successful summit!
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Kilimanjaro. Heading to the summit.
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Porters make their way up to high camp.
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Kilimanjaro from the plains.
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Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
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Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
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On the way to the summit.
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Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
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Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
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Heading up to the summit.
Heading up to the summit.
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Porters make their way up to high camp.
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Kilimanjaro from the plains.
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Another successful summit!
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Porter make their way up to high camp.
Porter on the way to high camp.
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Kilimanjao. Our dining tent on Day 1. Photo: Eric Murphy
Our Dining Tent on Day 1.
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Climbing across the crater on the way to the summit.
Climbing across the crater on the way to the summit.
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Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
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Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
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Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
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Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
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Enjoying a typical sunset from Machame Camp.
Enjoying a typical sunset from Machame Camp.

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