March 23, 2018 at Brighter Futures GWH in Swindon.
One of the ‘Seven Summits’, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Its summit rises high above the dusty plains and huge permanent glaciers flow down from its peaks; these views are the reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally.
Our trek takes the Machame route allowing gradual acclimatisation and an excellent chance of reaching the summit. During our six days on the mountain we pass through thick forest, moorland and scree enroute to the highest point, Uhuru Peak. This is a challenging trek at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive and well-known mountains in the world.
Trek to summit of Africa’s highest mountain
Through rainforest and high moorland to rocky scree
Spectacular views of summit glaciers and African plains
Full moon departures – increasing summit success rate
Machame route allows for acclimatisation to altitude
Days 1-2: Depart London, arrive Moshi
Days 3-6: Gradual but tiring ascent through eco-systems to Shira Plateau and Lava Tower, then tough rocky climb through the Barranco ravine and on to Barafu Camp (4600m)
Days 7-8: Start in dark to summit Uhuru Peak (5896m), descend to Millennium Camp (3720m) and on to foot of mountain, return to Moshi
Days 9-10: Free time before flight departure, arrive home Day 10
Registration is £399 and the fundraising target is £4300. Don’t be put off, our team of experts will help you raise this in no time!