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 […]

Kilimanjaro Day 3: Shira Plateau

At the foot of Kili there were literally hundreds of porters getting ready to load bags and depart through the rain forest region which covers the first day’s ascent. Mega-bus loads of aspiring hikers were also getting out the buses and making their way to sign indemnity forms and pick up their pack lunches. I […]