Noel Hanna

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Kilimanjaro

Tanzania, Africa

Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. [Wikipedia]

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20th Dec 2006 Arrive at hotel in Moshi 2300hrs.
21st Dec 2006 0900hrs get mini bus transport from hotel to Kilimanjaro national park entrance (1970mts). Register for the trek at rangers hut and set of around 1330 hrs for 4/5 hours hike to Mandara camp (2700mts).
22nd Dec 2006 Trek from Mandara camp to Horombo camp (3720mts) 3-4 hours.
23rd Dec 2006 Trek to Kibo hut (4700mts) 3-4 hours.
24th Dec 2006 Leave camp at 0100 hrs for summit. Arrive at summit (Uhuru peak 5895mts) at 0530 hrs. It is still pitch black and is snowing hard with strong winds. Day light is still not for another 45 mins. So we decide to take a few pictures of summit sign and descend down via Gilmans point. We trek back to kibo and get breakfast. After that we trek back out to national park entrance arriving around 1400 hrs. on same day. Bike did not arrive until 1700hrs so I had a 2-3 hours rest before starting my bike ride to sea-level. I cycled until 2100hrs where we booked into a hotel. Just as I was approaching the hotel on the main road a policeman signalled for me to stop. Just as I stopped all the muscles in my legs started to cramp and I could not move for about 15mins. Went to hotel and stored up on food and liquids. During the night a thunder storms started with gale force winds and torrential rain. Next morning at 0800hrs when I started to bike again it was still pouring down rain and there were a lot of floods and parts of roads washed away. I reached sea-level Tanga at 1924hrs.Same thing happened again when I went to get of my bike, legs cramped and could not move for 5-10 mins.

Kilimanjaro

Tanzania, Africa

Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. [Wikipedia]

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Date Update
20th Dec 2006 Arrive at hotel in Moshi 2300hrs.
21st Dec 2006 0900hrs get mini bus transport from hotel to Kilimanjaro national park entrance (1970mts). Register for the trek at rangers hut and set of around 1330 hrs for 4/5 hours hike to Mandara camp (2700mts).
22nd Dec 2006 Trek from Mandara camp to Horombo camp (3720mts) 3-4 hours.
23rd Dec 2006 Trek to Kibo hut (4700mts) 3-4 hours.
24th Dec 2006 Leave camp at 0100 hrs for summit. Arrive at summit (Uhuru peak 5895mts) at 0530 hrs. It is still pitch black and is snowing hard with strong winds. Day light is still not for another 45 mins. So we decide to take a few pictures of summit sign and descend down via Gilmans point. We trek back to kibo and get breakfast. After that we trek back out to national park entrance arriving around 1400 hrs. on same day. Bike did not arrive until 1700hrs so I had a 2-3 hours rest before starting my bike ride to sea-level. I cycled until 2100hrs where we booked into a hotel. Just as I was approaching the hotel on the main road a policeman signalled for me to stop. Just as I stopped all the muscles in my legs started to cramp and I could not move for about 15mins. Went to hotel and stored up on food and liquids. During the night a thunder storms started with gale force winds and torrential rain. Next morning at 0800hrs when I started to bike again it was still pouring down rain and there were a lot of floods and parts of roads washed away. I reached sea-level Tanga at 1924hrs.Same thing happened again when I went to get of my bike, legs cramped and could not move for 5-10 mins.