Day 7 – WOOOOOHOOOOO!

This morning at 7:15 (local time) the five of us stood on Uhuru Peak, the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

We started around midnight. Everybody was climbing with headlights, so before and after us a lot of little lights were queing on the route, like stars on the mountain.

It was cold, exhausting, but worth it! At Stella Point we had a small break, after which it was only 45 minutes to Uhuru Peak. During the walk to Uhuru Peak we saw the sunrise. Those last 45 minutes felt like much more. Each time a new climb appeared after a corner and all those smiling people coming down, while we were struggling up didn’t make it easier. But we made it 🙂

All pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/tomvanlamoen/Kilimanjaro

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