Stories

A collection of stories from climbers who have attempted to climb Kilimanjaro.


Kilimanjaro Traverse – Camps of the Lemosho and Mweka Trails – Part Six

Crater Camp — 18, 370 ft., one night Getting to the crater ascending the Western Breach with my son will remain as awesome a task as I have ever completed. The Breach is closed now but there are some outfitters that will guide you to Crater Camp climbing during the […]


Kilimanjaro Traverse – Camps of the Lemosho and Mweka Trails – Part Five

Arrow Glacier Camp — 15,925 ft., one night When the Western Breach was open only 5% of the annual trekkers used this route and camp. Closed in January 06, I recon very few souls will ever see it again. Situated on the flanks of a gigantic debris field at the […]


Kilimanjaro Traverse – Camps of the Lemosho & Mweka Trails – Part Four

Lava Tower Camp — 14,950 ft., one night Made famous by the IMAX movie, this iconic stopping point was the first time I really noticed the clouds drifting by below us. Because we were climbing the Western Breach, scrambling to the top of the tower was mandatory…our final test if […]


Kilimanjaro traverse – Camps of the Lemosho & Mweka Trails – Part 3

Moir Camp — 13,650 ft., two nights Moir is one of the least visited camps on the mountain nestled between very black and spherical, volcanic topography. The location treats you to stunning sunsets overlooking the Shira Plateau. The 7 hour ascent from Shira 1 took us to new altitudes (for […]


Kilimanjaro Traverse – Camps of the Lemosho & Mweka Trails – Part 2

Shira One Camp — 11,500 ft., two nights We spent the day climbing up and out of the rain forest through the heather region onto the alpine meadow of the Shira Plateau. I spent most of our noon break finding places to hide the lunch I wasn’t hungry for. After […]