Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania elev. 19340'
Justine reading the "points to remember" at Machame gate entrance. Porters milling in background hoping for work.
Signing in at the Machame Gate entrance to Mt Kilimanjaro
Justine with a few of the porters - Day 1 into the mist.
Justine taking a break on day 1 with our eight guides/porters.
Justine - Day 2. The job ahead.
Getting above the clouds - day 2
Justine with Frederick ("baboo") and the leader Gabriele at right.
"Lava Flow" at 15,100' day 3.
"Kilimanjaro plant" on mountain. Day 3.
Looking up towards summit. Day 4
Shaving above the clouds on Mt Kilimanjaro. Mt Meru in background.
Barren landscape. Mt Meru (Africa's 2nd highest) faintly in background.
Taking a break. "Lunar" landscape and summit in background.
Writing our journals for the day before turning in.
Popcorn at 15,000'. Frederick's cooking was amazing at any altitute.
Unusual rock formations.
At the "first" summit with two of our guides.
Sunrise at Stella Point. Snow and ice mix with clouds below.
Sunrise at Stella Point near the summit.
Sunrise at Stella Point. Ice starting to melt in foreground.
Ice cliffs at the summit.
Justine on top of Africa. Glacier in background.
Mt Kilimanjaro - at the summit
Holding the traditional "summit board"
Recovering after the summit.
Knee deep mud on 6 hour trek out of Kilimanjaro.
Some local kids on way out of Kilimanjaro national park.
Finally back down at the Mweka exit gate after seven days.
Our head guide - Gabriele celebrating our success back at the hotel.