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Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

Saturday, 4 April 2015

As crazy as it sounds, we set off again in March 2015 to fundraise for the Telco Together Foundation by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - this time the Lemosho Route.
All funds raised go directly to the Foundation's worthy recipients - Second Bite, Inspire, Red Dust Role Models & Sports Without Borders.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 7 - Millenium Camp to Mweka Gate

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 7 - Millenium Camp to Mweka Gate

Monday, 30 March 2015

Our final day of adventure, leaving Millenium Camp for Mweka Gate and the return to civilisation (and showers!)

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Stella Point down to Millenium Camp

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Stella Point down to Millenium Camp

Sunday, 29 March 2015

After struggling to reach the summit only a few hours earlier, we begin our descent down the southern face of Kilimanjaro

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Uhuru Peak - the very top of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Uhuru Peak - the very top of Kilimanjaro

Sunday, 29 March 2015

We did it! We finally reach the highest point of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak.

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Ascent to the Summit of Kilimanjaro

Ascent to the Summit of Kilimanjaro

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Tonight at midnight, we begin our ascent to the peak of Kilimanjaro, Uruhu Peak at an altitude of 5,895m.
It will take us around 8 hours to complete the climb.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - School Hut to Stella Point

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - School Hut to Stella Point

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Starting with breakfast at 11pm, we begin the most surreal and challenging stage of our adventure.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 5 - 3rd Cave Camp to School Hut

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 5 - 3rd Cave Camp to School Hut

Saturday, 28 March 2015

With Kilimanjaro towering above us like a giant in the mist, we steadily ascend towards School Hut camp, ready for our breakfast later that night.
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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 4 - Moir Hut to 3rd Cave Camp

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 4 - Moir Hut to 3rd Cave Camp

Friday, 27 March 2015

A relatively easy, although suprisingly long day of trekking around the northern face of Kilimanjaro, a stone's throw to the Kenyan border.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 3 - Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 3 - Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Slowly we continue our climb higher each day, across the rocky plains and edge of Shira Plateau towards Moir Hut camp.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 2 - Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 2 - Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Leaving the sounds of the forrest and the cool of the gigantic trees above us, we reach the grasslands on our way towards the next camp.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 1 - Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 1 - Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

We start our adventure from the Lemosho Gate, making our way steadily through the forest towards the Mti Mkumbwa camp.

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We're on our way to Kilimanjaro!

We're on our way to Kilimanjaro!

Saturday, 21 March 2015

In a little over 48hrs we begin our climb of the world's largest freestanding mountain, Kilimanjaro, in the northern plains of Tanzania, Africa.
All to raise funds for the Telco Together Foundation!

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The Lemosho Route - Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

The Lemosho Route - Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Lemosho, a relatively new route, is favoured due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate.

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Kilimanjaro GPS Data Set

Kilimanjaro GPS Data Set

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Using a Garmin Forerunner 210, I tracked my recent trip to Kilimanjaro.
The battery died a few hundred metres from Uhuru Peak, but the files below show the Rongai Route and our trip up the mountain in October 2013![Download Google KML Files]GPS Data Set on Google Earth

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My Kilimanjaro Adventure

My Kilimanjaro Adventure

Monday, 4 November 2013

Jambo! At around 9am on 28th October 2013, with a team of excited but exhausted adventurers, we successfully reached Uhuru Peak, the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa s highest point, and the world s highest free-standing mountain.
My journey begin only 8 months earlier, at a resort in Phuket, Thailand.
The opportunity to participate in the Telco Together Foundation s Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge was presented to me, and with some hesitation I accepted the challenge.
Sometimes in life, one needs a catalyst for change.
In my role as a telecommunications executive, software developer, writer and geek, the vast majority of my day is spent at a desk or standing between rows of racks in one of my Data Centres.

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Kilimanjaro - Arrival in Arusha

Kilimanjaro - Arrival in Arusha

Sunday, 20 October 2013

After around 20hrs of flying, and half that again in various airports, we finally arrive at our destination – Arusha, Tanzania.
A city of contrasts, stark poverty and lack of basic services combined with what I can easily say are some of the most happy, cheerful and friendly people I’ve met.

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1 week to go to Kilimanjaro!

1 week to go to Kilimanjaro!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Today marks just one week until the start of the Telco Together Foundation’s Kilimanjaro Charity Climb – arguably the most challenging activity I have undertaken!Why are we doing this? To raise money for the Telco Together’s important and worthwhile causes.
Telco Together has a vision to harness the reach and capability of the telecommunications industry to support Australian communities in need.
How can you help? Please support my climb by considering a small sponsorship via my fundraising page.
All support is greatly appreciated, and goes towards a great cause! All donations and support go directly to the Telco Together Foundation.

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1,000 Steps to Kilimanjaro

1,000 Steps to Kilimanjaro

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Or how I went from 29 minutes to 12 minutes…Every step becomes a little easier, the more you climb and the more you focus.
Back in February, after learning of the Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge, I decided it was time to get fit, if nothing else but to keep up with my colleagues and achieve this challenge.
And so, like a professional I sought the wise and trusted advice of my colleagues in the industry, many of whom suggested the 1,000 steps in Ferntree Gully.
As this near my home, it seemed like a great idea.
I can do them in around 10 minutes! , responded one, who shall remain nameless.
Her level of fitness was extreme compared to mine, but it seemed achievable.
I think we d need to put aside an hour or so , was another response.

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Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge - Our Causes

Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge - Our Causes

Monday, 22 April 2013

Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge – Our Causes - tTelco Together has a vision to harness the reach and capability of the telecommunications industry to support Australian communities in need.
Through our Community Partners, your donation will directly contribute to :HOMELESSNESSProviding meals to the homelessEvery day one in 200 Australians are homeless, and don t know where their next meal is coming from.
Meanwhile, Australians waste $5.
2 billion of food per year.
Telco Together is helping to redistribute the food to those in need by supporting Secondbite.
MENTAL HEALTHSupporting people with mental health issues.
One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness during their lifetime.

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The Telco Together Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge

The Telco Together Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge

Friday, 12 April 2013

In October 2013, a team of adventure seekers from the telecommunications industry will set off to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro – to raise money for disadvantaged communities in Australia.
Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, one of the highest volcanoes and Africa s highest mountain, reaching 5,895m (~19,340ft).

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