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:19341 ft / 5895 m

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
    Total Elevation Gain:12943 ft / 3945 m
    Total Elevation Loss:12943 ft / 3945 m
    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
    Gain on way in:12943 ft / 3945 m
    Route:Machame (Whiskey) Route
    Start Trailhead:Machame Gate  6398 ft / 1950 m
    Time:5 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:12943 ft / 3945 m
    Route:Machame (Whiskey) Route
    End Trailhead:Mweka Gate  6398 ft / 1950 m

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