Day 1 – Lemosho Gate to Mkubwa Camp
I am looking forward to the adventure ahead.
Day 2 – Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 2
Am I stubborn, yep. Quitting is not an option.
Day 3 – Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp
For a short time today I was completely alone, it was completely silent, walking through clouds that were rolling in, on a mountain, in Africa.
Day 4 – Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Today was crazy difficult. We climbed a rock wall like mountain goats.
Day 5 – Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
The morning hike has definitely been a challenge. Desire and drive is there, but breathing is getting harder. Fatigue is most noticeable in my legs. The gas tank feels empty.
Day 6 – Barafu Camp to SUMMIT to Mweka Camp
Today is summit day!! Pole pole is Swahili for 'slowly slowly'. You hear that a lot on the mountain. Uhuru peak on Mount Kilimanjaro. The tallest freestanding mountain in the world. In a mixture of rain, snow and freezing rain for seven days, I made it!
Day 7 – Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Short-term, attainable goals are equally as important as the long-term ones. I hope you enjoyed my Lemosho route Kilimanjaro journal!