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Africa 2014

Ngorongoro Crater

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 »

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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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Johannesburg

For my last full day in South Africa I did a tour around Johannesburg. It started off with a drive through the centre of the city. The first stop was at the Apartheid museum. I took about 3 hours to go through. It was quite interesting to learn all about life during the Apartheid in … Continue reading »

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Safari Day 3 & 4

For the last three game drives on the trip I was able to see much of the same wildlife as before. In the morning drive on Day 3 after a coffee and biscuits we could hear the three young male Lions letting out a few roars in the distance. We headed off looking for them. … Continue reading »

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