Killimajaro Blog Posts

Kilimanjaro, Machame Route: Day 6, Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate

Distance 10 km. Duration: 3 hours Altimeter 3100 - 1800 Time for a cold beerMy last blog post from KilimanjaroThis was the  last and most boring stage, even as we walked through some beautiful rainforest. After sleeping like a rock after th...
by Epic Playgrounds on Mar 7, 2012

Kilimanjaro, Machame Route: Day 5 Barafu - Uhuru Peak - Mweka Camp

Distance 22 km. Altimeter 4668 - 5895 - 3100. Duration 11-12 hoursAfter walking all night we could finally take our photo at Afrikas highest point, the Uhuru PeakThis was it! The big moment had come. It was time to push for  the summit. I went t...
by Epic Playgrounds on Feb 29, 2012

Kilimanjaro, Machame Route: Day 4: Barranco - Barafu

Distance 13 km. Altimeter 3950 m- 4666 m. Duration 7 hours´╗┐I am trying to make a video from the top of Barranco Wall of Meru The 4th day was a long one. Not only because this is where we skipped the 7th day, choosing to not sleep ove...
by Epic Playgrounds on Feb 23, 2012

Kilimanjaro, Machame Route, Stage 3: Shira Caves to Barranco

Typical terrain on our third day. Distance 13 km. Altitude gained: 150 metres. Duration 7 hoursThis was an exciting day for us, as we took an acclimatitation trip to Lava Tower at respectable 4623 metres altitude, before going down to Barra...
by Epic Playgrounds on Feb 19, 2012

Kilimanjaro, Machame Route, Stage 2: Machame Huts to Shira Caves

Distance 7 km. Altitude gained 820 m. Duration 5 hoursAfter spending the night at the Machame Huts, we were waken around 6:30 next morning. After a long and good breakfast with sausages and eggs we started the 5 km climb to the Shira caves.
by Epic Playgrounds on Feb 19, 2012

Kilimanjaro, Machame Route, Stage 1: Machame Gate to Machame Huts

Distance 12 km. Altimeter 1800 - 2900. Duration 5 hours My race for the summit didn't start at Machame gate, but already in Oslo. I spent 35 hours getting to my destination as airports in Europe closed because of snow. A cancelled flight to Amsterdam...
by Epic Playgrounds on Feb 18, 2012
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