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2 weeks ago
Exploradus
UPDATE:  The team completed the trek yesterday, moving from Maweka Camp to Maweka Gate. The weather was glorious and ALL team members successfully reached the summit at Uhuru Peak! Pictured: Ascent leaders - Augustine (Kibo Slopes), Jim Sumpter (Exploradus) and Kristi Paxton (Exploradus); Jim, Kristi, Chris Bruner, Aileen Bruner and Jake Bruner

UPDATE: The team completed the trek yesterday, moving from Maweka Camp to Maweka Gate. The weather was glorious and ALL team members successfully reached the summit at Uhuru Peak! Pictured: Ascent leaders - Augustine (Kibo Slopes), Jim Sumpter (Exploradus) and Kristi Paxton (Exploradus); Jim, Kristi, Chris Bruner, Aileen Bruner and Jake Bruner ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations

2 weeks ago
Exploradus
Day 10 — Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate then transport back to Moshi. Today the team finished its descent through the lush Mweka rain forest. The route followed the crest of a broad ridge separating two river valleys until it met with a road that lead to the Mweka Park Gates. Congratulations! Total Distance: 5 miles with an elevation loss of 4,000 ft. Current Elevation: 6,000 ft.

Day 10 — Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate then transport back to Moshi. Today the team finished its descent through the lush Mweka rain forest. The route followed the crest of a broad ridge separating two river valleys until it met with a road that lead to the Mweka Park Gates. Congratulations! Total Distance: 5 miles with an elevation loss of 4,000 ft. Current Elevation: 6,000 ft. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Exploradus
Day 9 – SUMMIT DAY — School Huts to Uhuru Peak Summit to Mweka Camp. Today was the longest, most challenging and most rewarding day of the trek. The team head for the summit just after midnight via Gillman’s Point and Stella Point. From there, the trail was snow-covered and every step of the two-hour final ascent to Uhuru Peak was challenging. There is no cell service on the mountain, so for now, we hope that the team made it safely to the highest point in Africa today. Total Distance: Nearly 12 miles with an elevation gain of 3,626 to the summit of Uhuru Peak: 19,341 ft. Current Elevation: 10,170 ft.

Day 9 – SUMMIT DAY — School Huts to Uhuru Peak Summit to Mweka Camp. Today was the longest, most challenging and most rewarding day of the trek. The team head for the summit just after midnight via Gillman’s Point and Stella Point. From there, the trail was snow-covered and every step of the two-hour final ascent to Uhuru Peak was challenging. There is no cell service on the mountain, so for now, we hope that the team made it safely to the highest point in Africa today. Total Distance: Nearly 12 miles with an elevation gain of 3,626 to the summit of Uhuru Peak: 19,341 ft. Current Elevation: 10,170 ft. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Exploradus
Day 8 – Third Cave Camp to School Huts. Today’s sharp ascent to School Hut brings the team to an elevation of 15,715 ft. School hut is a mountain training facility and offers impressive views of Kibo Peak. Total Distance: 3.75 miles with an elevation gain of 2,800 ft. Current Elevation: 15,715 ft.

Day 8 – Third Cave Camp to School Huts. Today’s sharp ascent to School Hut brings the team to an elevation of 15,715 ft. School hut is a mountain training facility and offers impressive views of Kibo Peak. Total Distance: 3.75 miles with an elevation gain of 2,800 ft. Current Elevation: 15,715 ft. ... See MoreSee Less

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Glad to see you back up in the hills. Climb strong, Jim!

Well done, love the updates!

Nice to see both of your smiles 😊

Looking good my friend.

Strong work!

Nice to see that smile!!!

Great photo!

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3 weeks ago
Exploradus
Day 7 – Bofu Camp to Third Cave Camp. The team continued around the little visited northern slopes of Kilimanjaro, still ascending and descending frequently through the rocky alpine desert and sparse moorland. The views of both Kibo and Mawenzi are stunning when the clouds and mist permit. Third Cave Camp marks the end of the Northern Circuit. Total Distance: 4.25 miles with a net elevation loss of 300 feet. Current Elevation: 12,900 ft.

Day 7 – Bofu Camp to Third Cave Camp. The team continued around the little visited northern slopes of Kilimanjaro, still ascending and descending frequently through the rocky alpine desert and sparse moorland. The views of both Kibo and Mawenzi are stunning when the clouds and mist permit. Third Cave Camp marks the end of the Northern Circuit. Total Distance: 4.25 miles with a net elevation loss of 300 feet. Current Elevation: 12,900 ft. ... See MoreSee Less