15 January: Chris and I fly JFK > AMS > JRO, landing at JRO on 16-Jan late at night. Good Earth will pick us up and bring us to our hotel in Arusha, which is about a 45 minute drive from the airport.
|Shira I camp. http://goafrica.about.com/od/tanzania/ig/Climbing-Mount-Kilimanjaro/Shira-Camp--night-2--Mount-Kil.htm|
|Shira II. http://offyonder.smugmug.com/Earth/Hike/Kilimanjaro/8426064_m3NFwg/7/553561440_acPA3#553561440_acPA3|
20 January (Day 3): We hike to Shira II camp (2-3 hours away) at 12220 feet. Shira II is not so far away so we will use this day to add acclimatization hikes, perhaps briefly pushing out of the heather moorlands.
|Barranco Camp. http://www.aai.cc/shawn_kili_article.asp|
21 January (Day 4): We hike to Baranco camp (6-7 hours away) at 13100 feet. We pass the iconic Lava Tower today. Most of the terrain will be semi-desert or desert.
|Barafu Camp. http://blogs.bootsnall.com/Leaott/kilimanjaro.html|
|The summit. http://www.highvisiontours.com/mountain_climbing_tanzania_mount_kilimanjaro_meru _trekking_adventure_packages_umbwe_machame_marangu_trekking_route_arusha_national_park.html|
|Mweka Gate. http://www.tlausser.com/Kilimanjaro/Kibo_2007.htm|
25 January: We fly JRO > AMS > JFK. The first flight leaves very late at night so we will have all day on the 25th to pack, recover, celebrate, and explore any last bit of the town before leaving.
26 January: We land in New York after lunch!
27 January: I fly back to St. Louis.
28 January: My parents fly in late in the evening for a birthday visit, and to help me unpack/cook/clean/look at pictures
29 January: I turn 28! Ah! I'm trying to organize a welcome home/birthday celebration. Stay tuned.
30 January: My parents fly home early in the morning. I return to normal life. Pin It