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Ascent of Kilimanjaro on 2004-09-14

Climber: Drew Gajan

Others in Party:Christina Hughes
Date:Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Kilimanjaro
    Location:Tanzania
    Elevation:5895 m / 19341 ft

Ascent Trip Report

September 10, 2004 - Machame Gate to Machame Hut via Machame Route. 1200 meter ascent, 10 km length, 3h45m time.

September 11, 2004 - Machame Hut to Shira Campsite via Machame Route. 800 meter ascent, 6 km length, 3h18m time.

September 12, 2004 - Shira Campsite to Lava Tower. 775 meter ascent, 7.5 km length, 3h41m time.

September 13, 2004 - Lava Tower to Arrow Glacier Campsite. 225 m ascent, 2km length, 1h20m time.

September 14, 2004 - Arrow Glacier Campsite to Uhuru Peak, via Western Breach (900 m ascent, 2+ km length, 4h44m time) and Uhuru Breach (195 m ascent, 1.5 km length, 1h15m time). Successful Summit. Uhuru Peak to Millenium Camp, via Mweke Route. 1995 m descent, 10 km length, 4h30m time.

September 15, 2004 - Millenium Camp to Mweke Gate, via Mweke Route.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4096 m / 13438 ft
    Elevation Loss:4396 m / 14420 ft
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Guide, Porters, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:5 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4096 m / 13438 ft
    Distance:29 km / 18 mi
    Route:Machame - Western Breach Combination
    Trailhead:Machame Gate  1799 m / 5903 ft
    Time Up:4 Days 6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4396 m / 14420 ft
    Route:Mweka Route
    Trailhead:Mweka Gate  1499 m / 4921 ft
    Time Down:1 Days 4 Hours 



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