A few weeks ago I posted the first two parts of The Kilimanjaro Project, the photo/video mashup recapping last year’s trip to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Here is part three. It recounts our third day on the mountain when we made our way to Mawenzi, camped around 14,300 feet and did an acclimatization hike to above 15,100 feet.
This is my favorite piece of the project so far, partially because of the content and partially because it was the day on the trip when I became fully confident I would make it to the summit. Being able to go above 15,000 feet and feel fine, as well as sleep well above 14,000 feet, was reassuring.
It also was the day when I was fully confident our entire group would make it to the top — which was a goal all of us shared from day one. There were some struggles with altitude sickness, but the fact that all of us made it through the acclimatization day, matched with the determination everyone showed from the beginning, removed any doubts from my mind.
So here it is, Part Three:
Here’s a link to the first two parts.