Cloud on Kilimanjaro

Adventures on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

As crazy as it sounds, we set off again in March 2015 to fundraise for the Telco Together Foundation by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - this time the Lemosho Route. All funds raised go directly to the Foundation's worthy recipients - Second Bite, Inspire, Red Dust Role Models & Sports Without Borders.

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 7 - Millenium Camp to Mweka Gate

Our final day of adventure, leaving Millenium Camp for Mweka Gate and the return to civilisation (and showers!)

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Stella Point down to Millenium Camp

After struggling to reach the summit only a few hours earlier, we begin our descent down the southern face of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Uhuru Peak - the very top of Kilimanjaro

We did it! We finally reach the highest point of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak.

Ascent to the Summit of Kilimanjaro

Tonight at midnight, we begin our ascent to the peak of Kilimanjaro, Uruhu Peak at an altitude of 5,895m. It will take us around 8 hours to complete the climb.

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - School Hut to Stella Point

Starting with breakfast at 11pm, we begin the most surreal and challenging stage of our adventure.

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 5 - 3rd Cave Camp to School Hut

With Kilimanjaro towering above us like a giant in the mist, we steadily ascend towards School Hut camp, ready for our breakfast later that night... :)

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 4 - Moir Hut to 3rd Cave Camp

A relatively easy, although suprisingly long day of trekking around the northern face of Kilimanjaro, a stone's throw to the Kenyan border.

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 3 - Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

Slowly we continue our climb higher each day, across the rocky plains and edge of Shira Plateau towards Moir Hut camp.

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 2 - Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

Leaving the sounds of the forrest and the cool of the gigantic trees above us, we reach the grasslands on our way towards the next camp.

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 1 - Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa

We start our adventure from the Lemosho Gate, making our way steadily through the forest towards the Mti Mkumbwa camp.

We're on our way to Kilimanjaro!

In a little over 48hrs we begin our climb of the world's largest freestanding mountain, Kilimanjaro, in the northern plains of Tanzania, Africa. All to raise funds for the Telco Together Foundation!

The Lemosho Route - Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Lemosho, a relatively new route, is favoured due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate.

Kilimanjaro GPS Data Set

Using a Garmin Forerunner 210, I tracked my recent trip to Kilimanjaro. The battery died a few hundred metres from Uhuru Peak, but the files below show the Rongai Route and our trip up the mountain in October 2013

My Kilimanjaro Adventure

Jambo! At around 9am on 28th October 2013, with a team of excited but exhausted adventurers, we successfully reached Uhuru Peak, the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa s highest point, and the world s highest free-standing mountain.My journey begin only 8 months earlier, at a resort in Phuket, Thailand. The opportunity to participate in the Telco Together Foundation s Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge was presented to me, and with some hesitation I accepted the challeng

Kilimanjaro - Arrival in Arusha

After around 20hrs of flying, and half that again in various airports, we finally arrive at our destination – Arusha, Tanzania. A city of contrasts, stark poverty and lack of basic services combined with what I can easily say are some of the most happy, cheerful and friendly people I’ve met.

1 week to go to Kilimanjaro!

Today marks just one week until the start of the Telco Together Foundation’s Kilimanjaro Charity Climb – arguably the most challenging activity I have undertaken!Why are we doing this? To raise money for the Telco Together’s important and worthwhile causes. Telco Together has a vision to harness the reach and capability of the telecommunications industry to support Australian communities in nee

1,000 Steps to Kilimanjaro

Or how I went from 29 minutes to 12 minutes…Every step becomes a little easier, the more you climb and the more you focus. Back in February, after learning of the Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge, I decided it was time to get fit, if nothing else but to keep up with my colleagues and achieve this challenge.And so, like a professional I sought the wise and trusted advice of my colleagues in the industry, many of whom suggested the 1,000 steps in Ferntree Gull

Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge - Our Causes

Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge – Our Causes - tTelco Together has a vision to harness the reach and capability of the telecommunications industry to support Australian communities in need. Through our Community Partners, your donation will directly contribute to :HOMELESSNESSProviding meals to the homelessEvery day one in 200 Australians are homeless, and don t know where their next meal is coming fro

The Telco Together Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge

In October 2013, a team of adventure seekers from the telecommunications industry will set off to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro – to raise money for disadvantaged communities in Australia.Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, one of the highest volcanoes and Africa s highest mountain, reaching 5,895m (~19,340ft