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Joelle Anderson
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Kili Team 2016: Bevra Fee
Ensuring climbers have enough water is key when climbing Kilimanjaro. To help, the incredible porters on route collect water from the rivers and streams along the trail. Some of this they will boil at the start of the day for climbers to carry in their wate...

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Kili Team 2016: Chris Brophy
Mount Kilimanjaro has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers. Ice cores taken from Kilimanjaro's Northern Ice Field indicate that Kilimanjaro's glaciers have a "basal age" of 11,700 years. The slope glaciers retreated ...

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Kili Team 2016: Brian Johnson
There are several routes up Kilimanjaro, but our team will be doing the 7-day, 55 km walk up the Machame-Mweka route. This scenic route will take the team through four different ecosystems: rainforest, heath, moorland, and glacier. The route that our team h...

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Kili Team 2016: Hartland Pitfield
Wondering what it is like every day up on Kilimanjaro? Here is how one climber explained it: "The days are spent walking through spectacular landscapes which change every day as you pass through different vegetation zones; the pace is never exhausting, as y...

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Kili Team 2016: Holly Wagg
Weather on Kilimanjaro can certainly fluctuate. The climate is influenced by the height of the mountain. As a result, Kilimanjaro has daily upslope and nightly downslope winds, a regimen stronger on the southern than the northern side of the mountain. The a...

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Kili Team 2016: Robert Pitfield
Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding
mountain, rising approximately 4,877 metres from its base to 5,895 metres (19, 340 ft) above sea level. It is also known as "Everyman's Everest" due to the fact that no technical climbing. Now climbing K...

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Kili Team 2016: Kevin Pattrick
There are many local legends about Kilimanjaro. One explains the peak names, Kibo and Mawenzi were good neighbours, until Mawenzi played a prank on Kibo and threw away embers he had received from Kibo and claimed that they had burned out. Kibo eventually go...

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Kili Team 2016: Alison Pitfield
On January 10 our 2016 Mount Kilimanjaro Team will be departing Toronto and heading for Tanzania (which will take more than a day of travel) and making preparations for their trek up the mountain for the adventure of a lifetime.  You'll be able to get updat...

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Summit Reached!!
The team all summited but one, super teammate Jill Wagman, who supported us all from high camp. The team is all well and recovering from a long night and day of climbing and descending. More tomorrow when we are back at the Kilemakyaro Lodge. Here are some ...

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Karanga Valley
Another beautiful day weather-wise. We have had no rain yet.  After a yummy French toast breakfast sitting outside the dining tent enjoying the morning sun, we approached the "Barranco Wall" with some trepidation. However, it was more fun than not and a gre...
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