• Start: Barafu Camp (4,673 m)
• Medium: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m)
• End: Mweka Camp (3,068 m)
• Distance: 5 km up + 10 km down
• Difference in altitude: 1,200 m up + 2,800 m down
• Time: 8 hours of ascent + 5 hours of descent
At one in the morning, in the middle of the night, we will start walking to ascend
the Kibo crater by a landslide cone located between the Rebmann and
Ratzel. It is the hardest route of the entire route through strong terrain
If all goes well, 6 hours after starting the march we will have reached Stella
Point, at 5,735 m altitude, on the edge of the crater. This could be a good site
for a short rest while we watch the sunrise and thus recover strength for the
two hours that separate us from Uhuru Peak.
The road that remains to us, although it is likely to have snow, is more bearable
than what has been done so far. It runs along the edge of the Kibo crater and in addition to the
glaciers at the top we can see the interior crater Reusch.
The stay at the top will depend on the weather conditions, but not
it is convenient to delay too long; the altitude, the cold and the accumulated fatigue will make
It costs to start the descent.
In the first section of descent, we will descend to Barafu Camp, for which
it will take about three hours. From Barafu Camp we will take the trail
Mweka that will take us to the camp of the same name, where we will spend the
Mweka Camp is located at the top of the forest belt and is very
similar to the first "more comfortable" camps that we used in the
climb Camping accommodation.