Kilimanjaro June 21-27, 2010

Greetings from Moshi, Tanzania. Our team of Mike Crafts, Joe, Joey, & Brittany Szalkiewicz, and Kurt Wedberg are packed and ready to begin a 7-day climb of the highest mountain on the African continent. Stay tuned for updates to this blog. We will try to keep you up to date on the progress of our climb.

Kilimanjaro 19,340', 5895m. The Roof of Africa

Kilimanjaro Impatients: This flower is unique to Kilimanjaro. It is the only place in the world where it lives.

Machame Route Camp 14

Porters: When the German Hans Meyer first climbed Kilimanjaro in 1889 it took him 40 days and he used 90 porters. He hired them from the Chagga tribe that has historically lived at the base of Kilimanjaro. This tradition still exists today with the vast majority of the porters working on Kilimanjaro coming from the Chagga tribe.

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