Kilimanjaro Climb - February 2005

These pictures were taken during a 9-day climb of Kilimanjaro via the Western Breach route. Our group of 10 hikers was led by head guide, Fredrick Chikima, and assistant guides, Liberate Mazee and Guidance Chikima.
(Click on the thumbnail of each picture to view the full image.)

Day 0:  Wildlife watch in Arusha National Park and short hike to Tululusia Waterfall




Day 1:  Hike from Machame Gate (5900 ft) to Machame Camp (9850 ft) through rainforest



Day 2:  Hike from Machame Camp (9850 ft) to Shira Camp (12,600 ft) through heath and moorland


Day 3:  Hike from Shira Camp (12,600 ft) via high desert of Shira Ridge (to about 15,000 ft) into the Great Barranco Valley for the Barranco Camp (12,750 ft)


Day 4:  Climb the Barranco Wall and acclimatize at Barranco Camp (12,750 ft)



Day 5:  Climb out of the Barranco Valley to Lava Tower Camp (15,000 ft) and ...



scramble up the Lava Tower



Day 6:  Hike from Lava Tower Camp (15,000 ft) to Arrow Glacier Camp (16,100 ft)



Day 7:  Hike from Arrow Glacier Camp (16,100 ft) to Crater Camp (18,750 ft) near the Furtwangler Glacier


Day 8:  Ascent from Crater Camp (18,750 ft) to Uhuru Peak (19,340 ft) and ...


descent to Mweka Camp (11,000 ft)


Day 9:  Descent from Mweka Camp (11,000 ft) through rainforest to Mweka Gate (6495 ft)


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