Ascent of Lava Tower on 2015-12-30

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Rob Woodall -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Jill Webster
Duane Gilliland
Ian Charters
Adrian Rayner
Ayumwi L. (Guide)
Dilmas Z. (Guide)
Goodluck M. (Guide)
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lava Tower
    Elevation:15387 ft / 4689 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3592 ft / 1094 m
    Total Elevation Loss:164 ft / 49 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.5 mi / 16.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Porters, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3592 ft / 1094 m
    Distance:10.2 mi / 16.4 km
    Route:Kili trek, NW face
    Start Trailhead:Shira Plateau  11795 ft / 3595 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:164 ft / 49 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:NW face
    End Trailhead:Lava Tower Campsite  15223 ft / 4639 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2016 - Kilimanjaro (6 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Shira Ridge - Johnsell Peak2015-12-29 a 
2Shira Ridge2015-12-29 b1981 ft / 604 m
3Lava Tower2015-12-303592 ft / 1095 m
4Kilimanjaro-Lower Western Breach2015-12-311107 ft / 337 m
5Kilimanjaro2016-01-023363 ft / 1025 m
Total Trip Gain: 10043 ft / 3061 m    Total Trip Loss: 15784 ft / 4811 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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