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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Photos and Information about trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro

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Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania stands at 19,340 feet (5895 m) and is Africa's tallest mountain. The attraction of hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro is that it's not a technical climb so no equipment such as oxygen and ropes are necessary. But it's no walk in the park, trekkers make their way through 5 climatic zones before reaching the summit. Weather changes from moment to moment and the high altitude wreaks havoc on the body and mind.

The photos below are from a trek made in Dec - January 2007/8 using the Lemosho-Barranco-Barafu Route. This is a 7 night, 8 day trek and allows enough time for acclimatization to the high altitudes -- critical for a successful ascent of Kilimanjaro.

Erika Bloom (the photographer) was a volunteer trip leader for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and co-leader on this trip and now runs Serengeti Pride Safaris based in Tanzania.

The best way to view this gallery is to enter at the first photo and enjoy the trek day by day in chronological order.

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Mount Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaMount Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaPorters packing up for trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaPorters, Mount KilimanjaroForest trail, day 1, Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaDay 1 of an 8 day trek up Mount KilimanjaroForest Camp first night on Kilimanjaro trek, TanzaniaFirst Night on Mount Kilimanjaro
Shira Camp (night 2) Mount Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaShira Camp 1, Mount KilimanjaroKilimanjaro summit view from Shira camp Mount Kilimanjaro Summit from Shira 1 camp.Lemosho trail day 3, Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaThe Shira Plateau, Mount KilimanjaroMoir Camp (night 3) Lemosho route, Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaMoir Camp, Lemosho Trail
Lava tower, Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaLava Tower en route to Barranco CampGiant groundels, Barranco valley, Mount Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaBarranco Valley, Mount KilimanjaroBarranco Valley Camp (night 4) Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaBarranco Camp, Mount KilimanjaroBarranco Wall day 5, Mount Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaGreat Barranco Wall, Kilimanjaro
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