Kilimanjaro

Summit: 1 January 2010

Guide: Zakaria F. Mtui
Guide Company: Zara Tours

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania Africa is one of the Seven Summits. It’s also one of the Volcanic Seven Summits. At 5,895 meters, 19,341 ft. it’s the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest volcano in Africa.

The Kilimanjaro National Park shows that only 41% of trekkers actually reach the Uhuru summit with the majority turning around at Gilman’s Point, 300 metres (980 feet) short of Uhuru, or Stella Point, 200 (660 feet) meters short of Uhuru. Kilimanjaro is often underestimated because it can be walked and is not a technical climb. However, many mountaineers consider Kilimanjaro very physically demanding. — Wiki

That’s me in the orange jacket right of center.

Kilimanjaro Summit - 6:45 AM Jan 1, 2010 - I"m in orange

Kilimanjaro Summit – 6:45 AM Jan 1, 2010 – I”m in orange

Shot from a camp along the trail to Kilimanjaro on day 5.

Approaching Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route in Late December 2009

Approaching Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route in Late December 2009

Last quarter mile to the summit of Kilimanjaro with moon behind.

Last quarter mile to the summit of Kilimanjaro with moon behind.

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