I did extensive research to find a tour company that has licensed guides trained as certified Wilderness First Responders, that does daily medical check-ups, that is environmentally conscious and a member of Leave No Trace and is a member of KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project), ensuring the fair and ethical treatment of porters. Peak Planet … More Peak Planet Endorsement
Copied from Peak Planet’s 10 Day Lemosho Route Description Rewritten from actual experiences for dates: January 13 – 22, 2019 DAY 1 Peak Planet: Try to arrive at your lodge in Moshi before 3 PM the day before your climb. With prior arrangement, an airport pick-up to your lodge is available from Kilimanjaro International Airport … More The Abbreviated Story – Peak Planet 10 Day Lemosho Route Itinerary Rewrite
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Start: Millenium High Camp 3950m (12,960 ft.) Stop: Stella Maris, Moshi via Mweka Gate 1645m (5,400 ft.) Distance: 12.2 km (7.6 miles) Loss: 2304m (7,560 ft.) I awake with nearly half of my air mattress running itself up the tent wall. The steep incline made for a less than restful night. … More Kilimanjaro Day 8: Descent Into Heat And Then I Fall
Monday, January 21, 2019 Start: Barafu Hut Camp 4673m (15,331 ft.) Stop: Millenium High Camp 3950m (12,960 ft.) Distance: 13.2km (8.2 miles) Gain: 1222m (4,010 ft.) Loss: 1945m (6,381 ft.) Mwita taps at the tent at 11pm and we have 30 minutes to get to the mess tent. Since I’m wearing about half of my … More Kilimanjaro Day 7: Kili Cocaine Gets You To The Summit
Sunday, January 20, 2019 Start: Karanga Camp 3995m (13,106 ft.) Stop: Barafu Hut Camp 4673m (15,331 ft.) Distance: 5.2km (3.2 miles) Gain: 678m (2,225 ft.) It’s a short hike up to Barafu Hut Camp and there’s no rush to get there. The porters are still working on our tent setup when we arrive so they … More Kilimanjaro Day 6: Barafu Hail And No Underwear?
Saturday, January 19, 2019 Start: Barranco Camp 3900m (12,800 ft.) Stop: Karanga Camp 3995m (13,106 ft.) Distance: 6.4km (4 miles) Gain: more than 300 ft. If you don’t want to stand in line for hours, then you’ve got to hit the wall early. That’s the Barranco Wall, where you ditch your trekking poles and use … More Kilimanjaro Day 5: The Barranco Wall And A Bucket Of Tears
Friday, January 18, 2019 Start: Shira II Camp 3850m (12,361 ft.) Stop: Barranco Camp 3900m (12,800 ft.) Distance: 10.2km (6.3 miles) Gain: 2,790 ft. Loss: 2,350 ft. Luckily my stomach seems to be feeling better and I didn’t have any mad dashes to the toilet last night. Around 2am I awoke and my toes were … More Kilimanjaro Day 4: From The Lava Tower To The Barranco Depths