2020 Mt Kilimanjaro & Mawenzi Peak Expedition Route
8 possible peaks including Mawenzi & Uhuru- 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.
2020 Route Plan – Technical Climbers
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 #7SA2020 expedition team will drop down to Kibo and onwards to Mawenzi crossing the saddle. #7SA2020 technical climbers will spend three (or four) nights at Mawenzi hut – base-camp for the attempt to do the 7 peaks on Mawenzi. In all likelihoo we will probably have to ascend Mawenzi twice – once up Oeller gully to Hans Meyer peak and secondly up a gully futher to the south to do the last 3 or 4 peak. These will be long long days with a spare day if required. Descent to Horombo Hut which is not far from Mawenzi.
Uhuru, Hans Meyer, Nordecke, Purtscheller, Borchers, Klute, Latham, Londt South Peak
2020 Kilimanjaro – Non-technical Climbers
The #7SA2020 non-technical climbers will climb Uhuru from the north after a night at Crater Camp. Saying farewell to their technical team mates – the descent from Kilimanjaro is via Mweka route via Barafu down to Moshi.
Life is about choices – and the team can choose whether to fly home (7 December 2020), go on a safari in the Serengeti or relax in town and wait for the technical crew who will return to Moshi on 9 or 10 December for final celebrations.