• Day 7 – Hardest day with the final ascent to Uhuru Peak and the descent to Mweka Hut

    by  • settembre 19, 2011 • Mountains, News, Travel • 0 Comments

    Virtually follow day by day my steps on the ascent of Kilimanjaro via the scenic Lemosho route.

    Note that this is an automated scheduled post. Pictures and notes of the trip will be added after my return home (beginning of October).

    DAY 7

    Length: 5 km up to the summit and then 12 down to the camp

    Altitude: from 4600 to 5895 and then down to 3100. We climb up 1233 mt. and then 2795 mt. down.


    Early morning, you will be awakened by your mountain guide for the preparation of trekking the last part of Kilimanjaro. Around 01:00am, we continue our way to the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5,985 meters. This part of the climb takes about 6 hours. At Uhuru Peak, we have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut campsite at 3,100 meters. This part of the descent takes about 5 hours. Later in the evening, we enjoy our dinner and a well-earned overnight.


    Edoardo Melchiori was born in Turin, graduated from an International Design School after a humanities college. Still at the university he won several International design awards for projects where his knowledge in interior design, graphic and photography lead to projects characterized by powerful concepts. His life changes after a severe accident that drives him into months of rehabilitation and an interior travel. Ed is now a freelance photographer and art-director and founder of Cehoz®, innovative organic ethical brand.