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Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Time Lapse

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.

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Kilimanjaro Day 7-9

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 »

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Kilimanjaro Day 4-6

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 »

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Kilimanjaro Day 1-3

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 »

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Successful Summit

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.

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Adventure begins

In less than an hour the group of 29 will be getting on the buses to start the climb.

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Moshi, Tanzania

Yesterday I arrived to join up with the rest of the 2014 Kilimanjaro Dream Team in Moshi, Tanzania. At the airport 5 people had bags which had their climbing gear. We finally heard at ~9pm local that the bags arrived at the airport and we will be starting the climb tomorrow morning. If they hadn’t … Continue reading »

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Training Complete

Last week marked the end of 5 month training for Kilimanjaro. The training consisted of mainly three things: stair climbing, traning at the gym, and hiking in Gatineau Park. Stair training was probably the hardest of the three. At the Minto Suites Hotel downtown I would climb the 32 floors (450 stairs) up to 12 … Continue reading »

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Kilimanjaro

In just over 6 weeks I will be arriving in Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. I am climbing as part of the Dream Mountain Foundation team of 30 climbers. As part of the climb we are raising money for 7 charities. For the climb I am raising money for a … Continue reading »

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