News Coverage of Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

News Coverage of Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

While on the mountain I was not able to get cell coverage, apparently I should have brought tinfoil to fashion a better antenna. Then when we returned to the lodge there were continual power issues, thus making wifi access a bit of a challenge. Needless to say, I didn't post after the few safari updates. I'm still amazed that I had access to wifi in the middle of Tanzania, oh the modern advances we have come to find necessary.

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 2

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 2

Sounds of zippers opening and closing filled the night air at Simba Camp. It seemed everyone was visiting the toilet tent in the middle of the night. Staying hydrated on the mountain is critical to staving off the effects of altitude sickness, but it comes at a cost of frequently needing to empty.

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 3

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 3

Settled into the routine of life on the mountain, it was now normal to wake up with the morning tea/coffee and wash bin set outside of the tent. Opening the tent and seeing a blanket of clouds below was truly surreal. So to fully enjoy the view, breakfast was served alfresco, no tent to hinder the view.

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 4

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 4

This was the last morning for a wash bucket outside of the tent, because now our water source was limited to the stagnant pool at the base of the Mawenzi Tarn. Water was the purpose for our climb, and it became a theme throughout the climb.

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 5 (Summit Day)

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 5 (Summit Day)

There are somethings that no amount of training and reading can prepare you for, and climbing to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro is no exception. It's hard and amazing, and reaches for every ounce of determination in your being. The schedule for climbing to the summit will help explain the journey to the top.

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 6

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Day 6

The last day on the mountain was bitter sweet, being without a shower for 6 days was starting to show, but the routine of the mountain and camaraderie forged on the mountain between the guides, porters, and fellow climbers were incredible. Walking down the mountain was fast. The route to the bottom took us through the 5 ecological zones on the south side of Mt Kilimanjaro.

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