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Ascent of Kilimanjaro on 2012-02-17

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Bob & Kim Hegmen
Jeff Martin (RMI)
Date:Friday, February 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Kilimanjaro
    Location:Tanzania
    Elevation:19341 ft / 5895 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arranged trip with RMI Guides.
I arrived 2 days early to help with the jet lag. I staged/stayed at the Dik Dik Hotel prior and after the mountain; which is located on the lower slopes of Mt. Meru. Get place to stay. Climbed the Machame Route with camps at Machame, Shira, Barranco, Karanga, Barufu, Mweka. Summit day was cold with moderate to high gusty winds. Awesome trip...hope to do it again someday.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:13961 ft / 4255 m
    Total Elevation Loss:13961 ft / 4255 m
    Round-Trip Distance:37 mi / 59.5 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Porters, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:13961 ft / 4255 m
    Distance:24 mi / 38.6 km
    Route:Machame Trail
    Start Trailhead:Machame Entrance  5380 ft / 1639 m
    Time:6 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:13961 ft / 4255 m
    Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:Mweka Trail
    End Trailhead:Mweka Entrance  5380 ft / 1639 m
    Time:1 Days 
Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Kili (7 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Lava Tower2012-02-14 a 
2Stella Point2012-02-17 b 
3Kilimanjaro2012-02-17 c13961 ft / 4255 m
4Stella Point2012-02-17 d 
Total Trip Gain: 13961 ft / 4255 m    Total Trip Loss: 13961 ft / 4255 m



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