Depart Moshi for Machame Gate – set off walking through rainforest into heather moors – overnight at Machame camp (3,000m) where temperatures will drop to freezing
Walk to the Shira Plateau – overnight at Shira Main Camp (3,800m)
Acclimatisation day spent walking out to the Shira Needles – overnight at Shira Main Camp (3,800m)
Important acclimatization day - "walk high, sleep low". Walk past Lava Tower, starting at 3,800m going up to 4,500m and descending to Baranco Camp at 3,900m
Keep traversing eastwards on the mountain - lots of "up and down" to aid acclimatisation – hard on knees. Overnight at Karanga Valley Camp (4,100m)
Steady uphill – this is the closest we get to ‘climbing’ - overnight at Barafu Camp (4,600m)
Long, hard day ascending to the crater rim at Stella Point. Descend into the crater - overnight at Crater Camp (5,500m) – very cold night with temperatures dropping to -15/-20C.
Summit Uhuru Peak (5,895m) and descend to Mweka Camp (3,100m)
Descend through the rain forest and transfer to Moshi for a hot shower!
Wild Frontiers is organising and leading The Lonely Road Challenge climb on Mount Kilimanjaro.