Author Archives: Helios
All of the dreamteam are safe and doing well at our hotel in Kathmandu. Been well fed and have a beautiful garden out back to relax in. Our flight to start the trek was cancelled this morning but the plan is to start tomorrow.
Finished packing my bags and should be ready to get on the plane tomorrow morning. A big thank you to all my friends and family that have donated to help support the Ottawa School Breakfast Program. http://dreammountains.com/dreamteam/jeff-wilson-2015/ I’ll post updates when I can, but won’t have access to the internet much over the next few … Continue reading
In April I’m heading off on another adventure, this time to Everest Base Camp. I’m climbing with an awesome group from Dream Mountains. As part of the climb I’m raising $5000 for the Ottawa School Breakfast Program which provides a healthy breakfast to over 13,000 local children to start their school day off right. Show … Continue reading
After the climb to relax for a few days I went to the Ngorongoro crater a few hours west of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is not far from the Serengeti. The crater was a volcano that collapsed and is now full of wildlife. There were hundreds of Wildebeests, Zebras, Gazelles as well as quite a … Continue reading
On the second acclimatization day I started a time lapse at 6:25 to 8:25. Here is the result so far. I still need to do some work since it flickers a bit.
Day 7 Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp 4050m to 4650m This was a relatively short day of hiking. It took only around 3 hours to get to Barafu camp. The first half of the hike was mostly uphill before leveling off most of the way to camp. The terrain looked like a martian landscape … Continue reading
This post is long overdue. Been to busy since I got back. The middle three days is mostly a traversal around the mountain going up in altitude before returning lower to sleep. Day 4 Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp 3840m to 4600m to 4000m The first half of the day was a … Continue reading
Day 1 Machame Gate to Machame Camp Altitude 1930m to 2980m The Machame gate was a hour drive from Moshi and it is the start of the trail up Kilimanjaro. Starting at just short of 2000m it isn’t too noticeable but the guides keep the group going at a slow pace. The terrain was mostly … Continue reading
On Tuesday morning I made it to the top of Kilimanjaro. More to follow when I have time in the next few days. Sunrise at Stella Point on the way to Uhuru Peak.
In less than an hour the group of 29 will be getting on the buses to start the climb.