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Successful Summit on Kilimanjaro

Congratulations on a successful summit for our expedition team on Kilimanjaro (19,341′ / 5895m)! The team made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Peak) this morning at sunrise. They are currently at the Horombo Hut and tomorrow morning they will descend to Marangu Gate. All is well! ☀️ #AdventureDoneRight

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Kilimanjaro Expedition Begins

Another #AdventureDoneRight kicks off and our sights are set on the highest point in Africa and one of the famed Seven Summits, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341’ / 5,895m). Climbing Kilimanjaro is the perfect entry to high altitude peaks, allowing climbers to test their ability to acclimatize without needing any technical mountaineering skill. Our current Kilimanjaro expedition is off to a great start. More updates soon!

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When to Climb Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is one the most exotic and beautiful trekking expeditions in the world. You travel through every ecological zone in East Africa, have a chance to see some of the most coveted animals on the continent and get to add a world class climb to your resume. Many people climb Kilimanjaro because it is a “trek” that allows you to gain backpacking skills at high altitude. “Trek” means that no technical climbing skills are required. However, just because “Kili” is a trek does not mean you shouldn’t take the mountain seriously. As one of the seven summits, Kilimanjaro is……

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Umbwe Route Photo Album

With Brian Warren and Florent Ipananga as their guides, the Kilimanjaro trekkers all summited on the extremely quiet and beautiful Umbwe route. Here are photographs from their climb with more to follow after their safari, which begins today.…

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All Summit Kili!

Word in from Kilimanjaro! All in the Faller group have summited via the Umbwe Route and are back down in Millenium Camp. Tomorrow, they will descend roughly 5 hours to the gate then head back to Arusha for a little wash and celebration before heading out on safari for a few days. Hopefully, we’ll get some details and photos in the next couple days. Congrats to all!…

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Kilimanjaro Trip Begins

Today sees all the folks from Stanford starting out on their long flights to Africa. Adrian is flying from Denver, through Amsterdam, and the whole team will be meeting up in Tanzania. If they are very lucky, they will get an aerial view like this one from a previous trip (thanks to Mbwana Alliy for the photograph). Later — after a lot of hard work — they will hopefully all see the view from the summit!

If anyone is sad to have missed this opportunity to experience Africa and the thrill of climbing one of the famed Seven Continental Summits,…

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Resting and Acclimating before Summit Attempt

The word from our team on Mt Kilimanjaro is that everyone is fine, healthy, and enjoying a great climb. They have spent 4 days climbing up from the gate at 6,000ft. Where they started, they were in a thick jungle-like rainforest, with constant rain, drizzle and fog. On their first day of climbing, they broke through the cloud level and — since then — have been above all the clouds, enjoying sunshine and clear air. They are climbing the Rongai route, a lesser travelled and more beautiful (although more challenging) route, where they have seen many beautiful vistas, with only…

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Kili Summit

As this is being written, 8 out of 9 of our climbers are standing on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro — at 19,340ft — “Africa’s highest point and the world’s highest free-standing mountain” (quoted from a congratulatory sign at the summit). Lizzie made a wise decision at 17,000ft that altitude issues prevented her from climbing higher. But everyone did great on the long, hard slog and they are rewarded by a beautiful day with fantastic views across the top of the clouds to the neighbouring peaks. The wind has dropped and it’s almost warm enough to take off your gloves!…

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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Just heard from the satellite phone from Cho Oyu, where it’s already Sunday. Our team of 3 guides and 6 climbers has started their climb. They are one day later than the plan they had posted earlier. The weather is a little colder and windier (20-25 mph) than their ideal, but the skies are clear and all 9 are feeling fit, healthy and ready for the big effort. If the mountain smiles on them, they will achieve the summit on Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and we will continue to update here with news as we get…

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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Our team is on Mt. Kilimanjaro, now climbing above the clouds, enjoying fantastic views and gorgeous sunny, unusually warm weather.

They all had no problem flying in, and the transfers in Nairobi, Kenya went without a hitch. For those of you who have been following the news out of Kenya, the current violence following the election is tragic and worrying. Alpenglow Expeditions is monitoring the US State Department, Nairobi airport, and the US Embassy in Nairobi. The latest news we have is that a large rally is planned for tomorrow (Thursday, January 3rd), and that US citizens in Nairobi are…

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