Archive for July, 2007

Kilimanjaro 2007 – Day 4

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Walk: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4283m) to Kibo Hut (4690m)

Notes and photos from my Kilimanjaro diaries written in 2007. Uploaded to my blog in 2009 but posted with a 2007 publish date.

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Group

Eerie walk over the Saddle, and afro-alpine desert of screen with little gradient and just a few patches of moss and small flowers near rocks.

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200 metres or so to our right, the Saddle dropped off and a vertical wall of cloud obscured the view.

Packed lunch at a collection of boulders that also seemed to be the base for some very nasty looking crows that must have known we would stop there for lunch.

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Exhausting final push to Kibo Hut, arriving about 4:30pm, for an early dinner before settling down for some sleep before waking up at 11pm to get ready for our midnight departure for the summit.

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