The Ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro

Map of our trek via the Machame and Mweka Routes (by RM)

Day 1: Machame Track rainforest

Day 2: Tree in the mist

Day 2: To the summit from Shira Cave

Day 2: Clouds crashing into the Shira Peaks - from Shira Cave

Day 3: Rocks near Bastions Stream

Day 3: Plants near Bastions Stream

Day 3: Barranco Camp, with the summit hidden by cloud

Day 3: The summit in the evening, from Barranco Camp

Day 4: Up the Barranco Wall after breakfast

Day 4: Zen on the way to Karanga Camp

Day 4: The summit from Karanga Camp in the evening

Day 4: Mt Meru at sunset, from Karanga Camp

Day 5: Across the lunar landscape above Karanga Camp

Day 5: View to the summit from 4,300 m

Day 5: Mt Mawenzi from Barafu Camp

Day 6: 6am on Saturday 24th September 2005: Rob, Nikolai and Roman at the summit

Day 6: Mt Meru and the shadow of Kilimanjaro from near the summit

Day 6: Looking to the remnants of the Eastern Icefield from near the summit

Day 6: Looking back to the summit

Day 6: Glacier near the summit of Kilimanjaro

Day 6: Ice patterns near the summit

Day 6: Looking into the caldera from near the summit

Day 6: Mt Mawenzi from below Barafu Camp, as we headed down

Day 7, near sunset: We were up there yesterday morning!

A later aerial view of Mt Kilimanjaro from the north-east