In July/August 2014, working as a Summit Leader for World Challenge Expeditions, I spend a few weeks near the top of Kilimanjaro and lead four groups to the summit.
For photographs of this expedition see Kilimanjaro
This expedition is arranged by World Challenge
I fly into Kilimanjaro airport (JRO) and take a taxi to Moshi for two nights, meeting my local team, doing admin and meeting my first summit team.
We ascend with the Rongai route and camp at Simba Camp (2,635m), Second Cave (3,480m), Kikalewa Camp (3,630m), Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m) and Kibo Camp (4,700m).
From Kibo Camp we set off for the summit that night arriving around sunrise the next morning.
We return to Kibo Camp and my first team descends to Horombo and I now stay here at Kibo awaiting my next group.
A few days later my next group arrive and again we set off for the summit that night arriving around sunrise the next morning.
This repeats a couple more times and then, after four summits in two weeks, I descend via Horombo to Moshi for a well earned shower, meal and rest!
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