One of the ‘Seven Summits’, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Its summit rises high above the dusty plains; and huge permanent glaciers flow down from its peaks. These views are the reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally.
Our trek was the Machame route, allowing gradual acclimatization and an excellent chance of reaching the summit. During our six days on the mountain, we passed through the thick forests and moorlands en route to the highest point, Uhuru Peak. This was a challenging trek at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive and well-known mountains in the world.