Mount Kilimanjaro Cybercasts
We had a great last hike, ending up at the Mweka gate just after 9am where we had celebratory singing and dancing with our Tanzanian crew before heading back to Arusha. This has been a really fun trip with a great team and 100% success on the summit! Most of the team is heading out on Safari tomorrow and we are wrapping up our season here on Kilimanjaro! We ended up having 7 trips this season with 100% success on all of them! Thanks for following along and we will be back again starting in December. Thanks to all of the climbers, Tanzanian crew, and AAI office staff for all helping to make a successful season here on Kilimanjaro in an uncertain year!
We left our high camp at 15,800ft heading for the summit at 12am, and arrived with our entire team to the summit and the Roof of Africa at 6:40am. After a long descent (9,000ft), we are now at our Camp for the night at Mweka Camp and at an altitude of around 10,000ft. The team did very well today and stayed strong throughout the long day! Tomorrow morning we will start our last hike out to Mweka gate and then after a celebration with our crew we will head back to Arusha. It’s been another incredible week on Kilimanjaro with a great team and awesome crew of Tanzanians making it happen. I will send some more photos tomorrow for our last cybercast of the trip!
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Yesterday, with our last team of the season, we did an Orientation of the trip and a gear check to make sure everyone is set up for success in climbing to the Roof of Africa. After a city tour of Arusha in the afternoon we had dinner at a local restaurant and then headed to bed early for the last night in a bed for 6 days. We are excited to head out today to the Machame gate where our adventure will begin. Our first hike we will gain about 4,000ft of elevation, taking us around 6 hours and ending at Machame Camp. Following along here where I will be posting our progress.
This morning we had our last hike out to Mweka gate to finish off this expedition to the Top of Africa. We made great time with another day of great weather to finish off the trip. After celebrating with our crew at the gate we headed back to Arusha to get showers and sleep in a bed. It’s been a fun week with another great team here in Tanzania! Most of the team will be heading out on Safari tomorrow and then onwards home.
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