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Ascent of Kilimanjaro on 2006-03-15

Climber: Ian Curran

Others in Party:John Curran
Date:Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Kilimanjaro
    Location:Tanzania
    Elevation:5895 m / 19341 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Starting at the Western Gate took the Lemonsho Route to the Lava Tower, then continued over to the Mweka route via the Western Circuit Route. Ascended and descended via Mweka Route. Did not ascend Western Breach Route due to recent climber/hiker deaths from rockfall earlier in the season.

Day 1 - Forest Camp - 9,000 ft
Day 2 - Shira Camp I - 11,500 ft
Day 3 - Shira Camp II - 12,598 ft
Day 4 - Lava Tower Camp - 14,950 ft
Day 5 - Barranco Camp - 12,500 ft
Day 6 - Barafu Camp - 14928 ft
Day 7 - 12:30 pm - Uhuru Peak - 19341 ft
Day 7 - Crater Camp - 18,810 ft
Day 8 - Mweka Camp - 10,200 ft
Day 9 - Exit at Mweka Gate
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:8165 m / 26792 ft
    Elevation Loss:8573 m / 28132 ft
    Distance:76.3 km / 47.4 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Porters, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:7 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4252 m / 13951 ft
    Extra Loss:746 m / 2450 ft
    Distance:72.4 km / 45 mi
    Route:Lemonsho, Mweka
    Trailhead:Lemonsho Gate  2389 m / 7840 ft
    Time Up:6 Days 6 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:7827 m / 25682 ft
    Extra Gain:3913 m / 12841 ft
    Distance:3.9 km / 2.4 mi
    Route:Mweka
    Trailhead:Mweka Gate  1981 m / 6500 ft
    Time Down:1 Days 3 Hours 0 Minutes



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