The Abbreviated Story – Peak Planet 10 Day Lemosho Route Itinerary Rewrite

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

Kilimanjaro Day 8: Descent Into Heat And Then I Fall

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

Kilimanjaro Day 5: The Barranco Wall And A Bucket Of Tears

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

Kilimanjaro Day 4: From The Lava Tower To The Barranco Depths

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

Kilimanjaro Day 3: Shira Cathedral And A Talking Tummy

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Start: Shira I Camp 3610m (11,841 ft.) Stop: Shira II Camp 3850m (12,361 ft.) Distance: 16km (10miles) Gain: 457m (1,500+ ft.) We cross a stream and gradually climb away from Shira I. Today we’ve got a choice of having a gentle climb to Shira II or detouring slightly to Shira Cathedral … More Kilimanjaro Day 3: Shira Cathedral And A Talking Tummy

Kilimanjaro Day 1: When Rain Skirts and Umbrellas Get A Laugh

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Start: Stella Maris Lodge Stop: Mti Mkubwa or Forest Camp 2650m (8,700 ft.) Distance: 4.6km (2.9miles) Gain: 518m (1,700ft.) Thankfully I sleep well and awake rested for the big day. I take my last shower for many days. Is it excitement? Is it jitters? There’s a frequency in the air that … More Kilimanjaro Day 1: When Rain Skirts and Umbrellas Get A Laugh

Mt. Kilimanjaro Gear List

marmot long hauler duffel bag – large zpacks arc blast 55L pack [Too big but such a comfortable pack] zpacks 0F wide long bag with draft tube thermarest xtherm long [If you sleep cold bring your own sleeping pad!] gossamer gear 1/8″ pad [Good for inside the tent when sleeping on inclines] foam sit pad … More Mt. Kilimanjaro Gear List