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Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#4052)
- Signed By: Stig Nohlert
- Date submitted: September 07, 2004
- Number of People Encountered:
Machame Route via Shira, Lava Tower, which we climbed 62m straight up with a fantastic view (altitude at LavaTower top 4693 m). Then down to Barranco. We decided to go via Arrow Glacier (4862m) after some interesting discussions with an Irish Team. Started from Arrow Glacier at 02.00 and -10C we reached crater at 06.20. After short stop in crater we reached Uhuru Peak from backside and summit at 08.10. Beautiful view in morning sun we saw almost half of Africa. Not tired at all, headake was gone, tears of happiness, we celebrated the success with a small gammeldansk. After 35 wonderful minutes at top of Africa we went down to Barafu and further to Mweka. Camping there with all Kili as background we slept well that night.
From Arrow Glacier 4860 to crater 5734m it is very steep since you go up 874 m in altitude on just 1520m in distance. This route via Machame and Arrow Glacier is from now on called "The Gammeldansk Route". It was decided at Barranco Aug 6 since we also have succeeded to cure two Chicago stomachs with this delicious brew.
Kent Nordin and Stig Nohlert, Västerås Sweden