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At 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and the highest free standing volcano in the world. With seven official trekking routes our six member Canadian team chose the seven-day Machame Route to reach the summit. The first five days we gained 3600m over 42km before reaching base camp, then starting at midnight made the final 1200m push to the summit. Cresting the peak at daybreak we gazed in awe at a 360 degree view from the roof of Africa!
Also referred as Base Camp this area serves as the last campsite prior to the final push to the summit. At an elevation of 4660m there remains more than 1200m before reaching Uhuru Peak. For the seven-day Machame route we began our ascent 0hrs on day six then cresting the summit at daybreak.
End of day three takes us to Barranco Camp at an elevation of 4000m. Earlier the same day we stopped at Lava Tower for lunch reaching 4600m our highest altitude so far.
A short 7km hike takes us to Karanga Camp - elevation 4050m. Here we rest and acclimatize in preparation for our final ascent.
Start point of our seven-day adventure in Kilimanjaro National Park. Elevation 1800m.
Our first days hike takes us 12.5km rising 1200m to our first campsite. At 3000m Machame Hut is nestled in an area of sparsely stunted vegetation.
From Millennium or High Camp we make the final leg of our journey descending 13km and more than 2000m in less than four hours. Our adventure complete!
Day 2 is more challenging than we thought it would be; only 4.5km however a steep 17% slope along the way with a total gain of 900m in altitude.
The first milestone of our final ascent takes us 5756m to Stella Point where we rest briefly before our final push.
On the morning of day six 31 Oct 2014 we reach our objective - the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak.