2021 Mt Kilimanjaro & Mawenzi Peak Expedition Route
Mawenzi Peak 5,140m | Uhuru Peak- Africa's highest point: 5,895m
Mount Kilimanjaro is a large stratovolcano with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level.
2021 Route Plan
We will climb Uhuru first. #7SummitsAfrica expedition will start from the north, at Shira 2. Ascend to Pofu (perhaps skipping Moir hut as the group should have acclimmatized). We will climb a route not often used to one save time. The second reason is that it will give the team an opportunity to summit Mt Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak away from the crowds.
The summit ascent will be from Crater Camp (5700m). This will allow us to walk through the northern ice-field past the ash-pit and crater and overnight just below Uhuru. This provides two options for a summit attempt.
From Uhuru Peak Summit, the #7SA2021 expedition team will drop down to Kibo and onwards to Mawenzi crossing the saddle. #7SA2021 Expedition team will spend two nights at Mawenzi hut – base-camp for the attempt to do the Mawenzi Peak. – up Oeller gully to Hans Meyer peak. Descent to Horombo Hut which is not far from Mawenzi.