Monday, February 08, 2010

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Brett, Emily and I visited Tanzania in early Feb 2010 and spent 8 days climbing the 'Lemosho' route up Kilimanjaro (Big Tree, Shira 1, Moira, Barranco, Karanga, Barafu, Mweka). Summit day was a grueling 16 straight hours hiking up to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) and then back down again - one of the most physically challenging things I've ever attempted. Emily got an 'amwayba' (likely from the water) and was unable to make the last day's summit climb - but she was there with Brett and I in spirit. The view from the top was unreal!

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