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    Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro - 22st August 2018      

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   

 

Day 1.   Distance 11km over 5 to 7 hours. Elevation 1800m to 3000m.

Day 2.   Distance 9km over 4 to 6 hours. Elevation 3000m to 3850m.

Day 3.   Distance 12km over 6 to 7 hours. Elevation 3850m to 4600m to 3950m.

Day 4.   Distance 5km over 4 hours. Elevation 3950m to 3930m.

Day 5.   Distance 4km over 3 hours. Elevation 3930m to 4600m.

Day 6.   Distance 20km being 7km ascent over 6 to 8 hours and 13 km descent over
             7 to 8 hours. Elevation 4600m to 5895m and down to 3100m.

Day 7.   Distance 10km over 3 to 4 hours. Elevation 3100m to 1800m.

     
        Day 4 - Barraca Wall and Kerranga Camp      
   
       

"We Made the Wall!!"

Our 4 are 2,3,4 and 6 from the right

     
        Home for Night 4      
  Saturday 25 Aug Day 5
  Barufu Camp - Next Stop the Top!
  This is where they want to be tomorrow morning - "The Summit"
               
  Training Starts Right Here
 

 

Well, here we are at the halfway point of out 1st training session.

The Malverns have given us a start but a long wat to go before we reach the top of the highest mountain in Africa.

 

Left to right we have Priya, Alex, Claire and Sharon.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
           
  It is time to get going. Alex says goodbye to her family, as she sets off on an adventure of a lifetime     Three of the girls meet up at Birmingham Airport. Love those dainty shoes Alex  
  After 24 hours travelling this intrepid group of climbers land at Kilimanjaro "International" Airport     Where else would you expect them to be? Right, in the bar getting acclimatised with much needed nourishment - Wine and Beer! Forget the food!!  
                                       
   
      They're Off!! The real adventure begins, a tough 7 days ahead but you girls are very determined and can smash the challenge!      
 

This is day 1 of the climb

Distance 11km over 5 to 7 hours.

Elevation 1800m to 3000m.

This is no Sunday walk with the kids, this is real treking!

 
                                       
     

Machame Gate

The start point for todays climb
     
   
   

Machame Camp.

The first stop on this epic journey

   
   
 

This is not Butlins.

Machame Camp - view towards Kilimanjaro and the next stop!
 
  The Official photographs of their start. Lots of smiles - at the moment!!  
     

The REAL Kilimanjaro!!!

Forget all the fancy advertising posters this is what the girls are actually climbing.

The Volcano that is "KILIMANJARO"

     
     

As we have now lost contact with the climbers here are images of what they will see
on each day of their climb.

DAY 1

     
 
     

This is their next Destination

Shira Hut Camp

     
  Day 2 Route and Terrain
  SHIRA CAMP - 2nd night on the mountain
Day 3 - Route and Terrain
  LAVA TOWER - 4,600m. The highest point to date
  BARANCO CAMP - 3rd Night on the Mountain - 3,950m
  The Girls talking a rest on Day 3
  "Tonight's Hotel", KARANGA CAMP - 3,950m