|The Kilimanjaro challenge 2013|
2nd October to 12th October 2013
With Really Wild Challenges (www.reallywildchallenges.com)
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
Following the success of the Great Wall of China Kiltwalk 2012......
A journey to the Roof of Africa
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most impressive sights in Africa and climbing it is one of the all-time personal achievements.
Rising majestically from a rolling plain close to the Indian Ocean, the montain soars to a chilling 5,895m high peak (well above the cloud line). It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the World.
The feeling you experience whilst watching the sun rise over the vast African plains from its slopes is truly an incredible experience and something not to be missed for anybody with a sense of epic adventure.
Join us on this once in a lifetime journey and support Scotland's children while your doing it!
Grading: Tough. All participants should be physically fit and capable of walking for several hours a day on steep and rough terrain.
Accomodation: Hotel and tented
Day 1: Depart from London Heathrow overnight to Kilimanjaro airport
Day 2: Arrival & Orientation (hotel)
Day 3: Acclimatisation trek on the foothills of Kilimanjaro (hotel)
Day 4: Trek for 4-5 hours to Machame Hut 2,980m (tent)
Day 5: Trek for 5-6 hours along the Machame ridge line and onto the Shira Plateau to 3,840m. Spectacular views of the Kibo peak, Mt Meru and the Maasai Highlands (tent)
Day 6: Ascend the Shira Plateau to 4,400m for valuable acclimatisation, then descend to the base of the Baranco Wall at 3,950m (tent)
Day 7: Up the Baranco Wall, over ridges and valleys to the Karanga Valley and then ascend to Barafu Hut at 4,600m. 7-8 hours trek and challenging due to the altitude. Sleep as early as possible (tent)
Day 8: Set off at midnight, slow ascent across scree slopes towards Stella Point. First light at 05:30 and you'll reach Stella Point at sun rise. From there it's a gentle ascent to Uhuru Peak - The Roof of Africa! Admire the views before descending to Barufu for lunch then descend to Mweka Hut (tent)
Day 9: Descend to Mweka Gate through heath and cloud forest, sign out of the national park and transfer back to Moshi and celebratory meal (hotel)
Day 10: Free day to explore Moshi, overnight flights to Heathrow
Day 11: Arrive Heathrow
Total fundraising target: £2,995 (normally market rate £3,600)
- Deposit of £295 to be paid upon registration
- £2,995 to be raised by 8 weeks prior to departure
Includes: Piper.....international flights, all group meals, water during trek, transfers and accomodation, all park fees and camping equipment
Excludes: Kilt.....UK flights, visa, travel insurance, personal camping equipment (sleeping bag, mattress)
The Kiltwalk will support you throughout the year with your fundraising, providing ideas, logos, posters, badges, collection boxes, t-shirts etc
For online sponsorship The Kiltwalk uses Virgin Money Giving. Kilimanjaro has been set up as an event, go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/thekiltwalk