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Trekking on Kilimanjaro

Photos from our 6 day adventure up Kilimanjaro (World's highest free standing mountain/volcano at 5895m) on the Marangu route. What an amazing experience! It was a lot more difficult than we expected but all the more rewarding having made it to the top.

That's were we wanna go! Holding up the sign post And we are off... First night at Mandara huts (altitude 2700 m)
Moss beard The view at Maundi Crater It is meant to bring good luck Maundi crater walk
Mawenzi peak in cloud The route to Horombo huts Cloud level around 3000 m Nearing Horombo huts
Profiles First glimpse of the Kibo peak Second and third night at Horombo huts (altitude 3720 m) View from Horombo huts
Mawenzi Peak - a 5 m high Kilimanjaro aloe in the foreground Mawenzi Peak Zebra rocks (altitude 3980 m) The last bit of greenery
Kibo Peak Mawenzi Peak Kibo Peak (summit of Kilimanjaro) Kibo Peak
The route to Kibo hut and onwards to Gilman's Point Taking a stroll on our acclimatisation day Long walk to Kibo (the air is really thin at 4400 m) Crossing the saddle
Mars landscape Crossing the saddle to Kibo hut The saddle resembles a Mars landscape Crossing the saddle - Mawenzi Peak in the background
Crossing the saddle to Kibo hut Day four at Kibo hut (altitude 4703 m) - altitude sickness starting to kick in Kibo hut (altitude 4703 m) Kibo hut (altitude 4703 m) - trying to ignore the altitude sickness
Hans Meyer Cave (altitude 5150 m) Almost there... only another hour to walk Gilman's Point - trying to keep warm at - 20 deg C Sunrise as we reach Uhuru peak
We did it!! What a great feeling! Triumphant! The last bits of the glacier What a feeling to have made it!
Yeeehaaa! What a feeling to have made it! The Spanish couple from our team The Spainish couple from our team
Shadow of Kili on the clouds below, Mt Meru to the left Looking down onto Mt. Meru (4566m) The team The last bits of the glacier
The last bits of the glacier View into the crater View into the crater Getting crowded at the top!
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