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Ascent of Kilimanjaro on 2009-10-24

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Saturday, October 24, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Kilimanjaro
    Location:Tanzania
    Elevation:19341 ft / 5895 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rongai Route with Team Kilimanjaro. We were on the mountain from October 19 to the 25th. It started out clear on summit day, then we climbed into the clouds and the wind picked up. Then the clouds cleared away as we reached the crater rim and the sun came up. We reached the (old) summit sign around 8AM. I highly recommend the 7 day trek, there is more time for acclimatization.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:1+
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Porters, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Rongai
    Start Trailhead:Nalemuru Gate  
Descent Statistics



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