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

Kilimanjaro, 5,895m/19,340ft

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!

Mount Kilimanjaro Weather Forecast for 5895 m (c)
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Steve is an international expedition leader taking people on amazing adventures around the world. He holds the prestigious International Mountain Leader Award and also the Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Awards. He is a full member of the BMC, the MTA and the BAIML as well as being an adviser to Mountain Training UK. Steve has travelled extensively on six continents and has a wide experience of mountaineering, trekking, safari, jungle, rafting and canoe expeditions. He works with his own clients and travel companies and takes adults and children on adventurous journeys throughout the world. He has trained at and been assessed by Britain’s National Mountain Centres who are world class in the instruction and coaching of mountaineering professionals. Steve is a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Accredited Expedition Assessor and can assess Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE Expeditions. He is a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, has an enhanced DBS disclosure and his own public liability insurance.