Tagged: Kilimanjaro

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 7 – The Descent

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Barafu Camp to Mweka Gate Distance: 9.92 miles Starting Elevation: 4565m Ending Elevation: 1822 Total Climbing: 3m Total Descent: 2759m Highest Elevation: 5895m Total Time: 3:26:24 Moving Time: 3:14:48 Calories: 1186 Summit to Barafu Camp What goes up must come down, so after a little while at the summit, it was...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 6 – Summit Fever

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Barafu Camp to the Summit and back Distance: 7.55 miles Starting Elevation: 4573m Ending Elevation: 5895 Total Climbing: 1227m Total Descent: 1241m Highest Elevation: 5895m Total Time: 10:01:30 Moving Time: 4:03:24 Calories: 3207 After a few hours resting but not really sleeping I heard David’s familiar voice outside my tent whispering...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 5 – Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp Distance: 2.28 miles Starting Elevation: 4033m Ending Elevation: 4573m Total Climbing: 460m Total Descent: 125m Highest Elevation: 4673m Total Time: 2:34;39 Moving Time: 1:33.01 Calories: 996 Oxygen Saturation at end of day: 82% Day 5 of our trek was billed as a short one. Just a...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 4 – Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp Distance: 3.73 miles Starting Elevation: 3975m Ending Elevation: 4033m Total Climbing: 450m Total Descent: 390m Highest Elevation: 4213m Total Time: 4:09:29 Moving Time: 1:57:189 Calories: 1271 Oxygen Saturation at end of day: 80% The main event today was the Baranco Wall. This for many is the...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 3 – Shira Caves to Baranco Camp

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Shira Cave to Baranco Camp Distance: 7.1 miles Starting Elevation: 3735m Ending Elevation: 3875 Total Climbing: 808m Total Descent: 650m Highest Elevation: 4498m Total Time: 7:08:19 Moving Time: 4:38:09 Calories: 1930 Oxygen Saturation at end of day: 80%% Today was split into two halves, A climb up to the Lava Tower...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 2 – Machame Huts to Shira Caves

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Machame Huts to Shira Caves Distance: 3.89 miles Starting Elevation: 2981m Ending Elevation: 3736m Total Climbing: 859m Total Descent: 83m Highest Elevation: 3789m Total Time: 5:28:29 Moving Time: 1:52:03 Calories: 1343 Oxygen Saturation at end of Day: 90% After no sleep at all, I got out of bed and checked my...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 1 – Machame Gate to Machame Huts

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Machame Gate to Machame Huts Distance: 7.7 miles Starting Elevation: 1841m Ending Elevation: 2981m Total Climbing: 1150m Total Descent: 8m Highest Elevation: 2981m Total Time: 5:12:38 Moving Time: 2:38:12 Calories: 1511 Oxygen Saturation at end of day: 88% After the hassle of getting to Moshi [see ‘Getting there 1‘ and ‘Getting...

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Kilimanjaro Trek – Getting There Take 2

If the past couple of days are anything to go by, Kilimanjaro isn’t about to give up its secrets or its summit easily. After much stress and worrying, the added cost and time of additional flights and an unexpected visit to Nairobi I (and my luggage) have finally made it to Moshi in Tanzania. Dubai...

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Kilimanjaro Trek – Getting there.

After much anticipation the day to head off for my Kilimanjaro Trek adventure finally arrived. As usual I was organised and had plenty of time in hand. In fact I was pretty much a whole day early, which even by my standards is a little excessive. With a day in hand I did a little...

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Final Kilimanjaro Preparations

My Kilimanjaro trip is almost upon us and with a day at work tomorrow today was my last full day for some final preparations. Old Aches and Pains Things haven’t been going quite to plan though. I had hoped to be training up until the big day so should have been biking, running, swimming and...