Ascent of Kilimanjaro on 2007-04-16

Climber: Thomas Burley

Others in Party:Leah Burley; Ben Soer; Ernie
Jill and Jessie Ferne;
Kate; Maya; Krista; Jane
Date:Monday, April 16, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:5895 m / 19341 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A fabulour rainy season 7 day climb up the Whiskey Route with a group of young Canadian volunteers, including my daughter. Guided by Zara Tours. We had sun every morning and rain every day, but lucked out on summit night and morning as we climbed under clear starry skies, in calm but cold air and summitted during a beautiful dawn. 9 of 10 made the summit. I followed my daughter, who led the charge. Down to Mweka camp in a gruelling 16 hour day, ending in pouring rain. A fantastic experience to achieve this at age 51 along with my 23 year old daughter.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3945 m / 12943 ft
    Elevation Loss:3945 m / 12943 ft
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Porters, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:5 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Rain during ascent, clear on top
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3945 m / 12943 ft
    Route:Machame (Whiskey) Route
    Trailhead:Machame Gate  1950 m / 6398 ft
    Time Up:5 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3945 m / 12943 ft
    Route:Machame (Whiskey) Route
    Trailhead:Mweka Gate  1950 m / 6398 ft

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