"In French we say: le Kili, c’est magique”. Max Chaya
The team will be taking the Machame route to the summit - the most scenic but
the longest and one of the most strenuous.
The climb will take six days. In this time the team will be faced with many
physical and mental challenges including:
Navigating through five major eco-zones: rainforest,
heath, moorland, alpine desert and freezing glaciers
Enduring large variations in climate, from equatorial at
the foot of the mountain (30°) to arctic conditions at the summit (-20°)
Coping with lower levels of oxygen at higher altitudes
(approx 50% less at the top) which can lead to acute altitude sickness as
well as other pulmonary and cerebral conditions
Kilimanjaro – Key Facts
Highest mountain in Africa and world’s highest
free-standing mountain at 19,340 feet (5,895 meters).
205 miles south of the equator on Tanzania’s northern
border with Kenya.
Composed of three volcanoes: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.
Summit first reached in 1889 by German geographer Hans
Meyer and Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller.
40% of those who set out to climb Kilimanjaro turn back
before they reach the peak.