Base Camp | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 6

Base Camp | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 6

This is the sixth part of my day-by-day account of what it was really like to climb the Lemosho Route up Mount Kilimanjaro.  If you missed it, Day Five is here. I woke well before the morning wake-up call on Day Six to a weird feeling in my face.  I …
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The Terrifying Barranco Wall | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 5

The Terrifying Barranco Wall | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 5

This is the fifth part of my day-by-day account of what it was really like to climb the Lemosho Route up Mount Kilimanjaro.  If you missed it, here’s Day Four or start from the beginning with Day 1 – Getting Started. Today I’ll talk about the dreaded Barranco Wall. How …
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Shira Plateau | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 3

Shira Plateau | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 3

This is the third part of my day-by-day account of what it was really like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  If you missed it, Day Two is here. As dawn broke on day three, and with barely a cloud in the sky, we got our first proper look at where we …
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The Forest Zone | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 2

The Forest Zone | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 2

This is the second part of my day-by-day account of what it was really like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  If you missed it, Day One is here. It’s not something that had occurred to me before starting, but the nights on the mountain are LOOOONG.  The sun set at …
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First Day | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 1

First Day | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 1

For several years I had talked occasionally about how ‘One Day’ I would climb Kilimanjaro.  It was one of those challenges that sounded like it might be a Good Thing to do (in a totally bonkers-painful, crazy-yet-hopefully-rewarding kind of way) but for a long time looked like it would be …
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