Gettin ready to head to Africa

I think this will be my last trip across the pond this year. After climbing Kilimanjaro next week I will have climbed two of the seven summits (Aconcagua in January), crossed the Pacific Ocean three times, the Atlantic twice and below the equator twice all in one year!

Right now, here’s what the itinerary looks like.

Day 1 Moshi (915 m/3,000 ft) to Machame Gate (1,490 m/4,890 ft) to Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft) 18 km, 5-7 hours Montane Forest


Day 2 Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft) to Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft) 9 km, 4-6 hours Moorland


Day 3 Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft) to Lava Tower (4,630 m/15,190 ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft) 15 km, 7 hours Semi-Desert


Day 4 Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft) to Barafu Camp (4,550 m/14,930 ft) 13 km, 8 hours Alpine Desert


Day 5 – Summit Day! Barafu Camp (4,550 m/14,930 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) 7 km up, 23 km down 8 hours up, 7-8 hours down Scree and seasonal snow


Day 6 Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,980 m/6,500 ft) to Moshi (890 m/2,920 ft) 15 km, 3 hours Forest



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