Kilimanjaro Diary: Walking to Base Camp

The incredible view from our tent at Kilimanjaro Base Camp
The incredible view from our tent at Kilimanjaro Base Camp

Today was only a short walk. Despite short distance we are at such a high attitude that everything is an effort.

Once we arrived at camp we were all tired and had some time to relax. This set off a moderate headache, which I sorted with some Paracetamol.

We are now staying at the Base Camp which is a cool name alone. This site is amazingly beautiful and I’ve taken some photos from my camp bed of a third Kilimanjaro summit.

Walking around the site is exhausting – literally walking five meters to the toilet tent leaves people panting. The site is on a slope with lots of loose boulders between the mess tent and our hiking tents – walking between the two takes an unbelievable amount of effort.

Tomorrow is summit day – well, it’s at midnight tonight.

This is the business end of the trip – it feels like the fun is over.

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