Trek Day 5 - Summit September 14th 2011 Day 5 - Kibo Huts - Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19341 ft)
Walking distance: 6.25 km/3.88 miles
Walking time: 7-8 hours
Altitude gain: 1181 m/3874 ft
Our summit attempt got under way around 12:30am after some delays getting such a large group ready.
We were lucky to have a perfectly clear night which was lit by a full moon only a few days old. As a result, we initially d ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Mount Kilimanjaro Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
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