Monday, June 23, 2014

Kilimanjaro - Day 7

Day 7: ICE to SUMMIT to laugh CAMP
19,340 '~ 5,895 m ∙ 13 mi ~ 21 km (5 km ASCENT / 12 km descent) ∙  7-8 hrs 4-6 hrs descent ASCENT ~
Tonight  is the night! A midnight start to Conquer the Highest point in Africa. This section of the route is considered one of the steepest on the non-technical paths of Kilimanjaro. It is a 6-7 hour Hike to Stella Point in order to see the sunrise. We Continue OUR way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. We head in a northwesterly direction and Ascend Through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This can be the most MENTALLY and physically challenging portion of the trek. From Stella Point you can see the summit; just 1 hour to Uhuru Peak and the rooftop of Africa! We then descend down to Mweka Camp for dinner and celebration.

Visent (our assistant guide), Andi, Myself, and James (our main guide).

We did it!
We reached the summit at 6:43 am Sunday June 22nd.
But more details and pictures to come later.