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Mar 19 '12

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Kilimanjaro Day 1: The Situation

Tanzania, home to Kilimanjaro, a giant stratovolcano peaking at 5895 meters above sea level. Comprised of 3 peaks: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira; the latter two are extinct while Kibo still lies dormant. Out of its crater Kibo emits gas and molten magma lies a mere 400m below its summit. Uhuru peak is the highest point […]

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Mar 22 '12

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Kilimanjaro Day 5: The Summit

We rolled into Barafu camp at around 12pm. There was not a lot of flat ground to be had and tents were pitched hap-hazzardly trying to wedge in as many people as possible. Some parties were camped for a couple of days, getting in as much acclimatising as possible. Remaining at this altitude of 4500m […]

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Mar 23 '12

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Kilimanjaro Day 6: The dirty descent

Time was of the essence and we couldn’t cavort up here much longer, besides, the ache at the back of my head was still nagging like an aggravated fish-wife on PMS. About halfway back to Stella who should we see, but David! A porter under each shoulder, the big man looked absolutely beaten. He had […]

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