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Archive for April, 2012

The Kilimanjaro Calculation

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Berg Adventures has mapped out a day to day calculation of altitude, distance, and trekking time for the Lemosho route. This is a tool to give you a better idea of what to expect when climbing up to the top of Africa.

Here is an example:

Day 4 – Drive to Lemosho Glades 6890ft (2100 m). Meet local staff and porters. Hike to Big Tree Camp 9,200ft (2804m) in a beautiful old growth forest.

  • Altitude: 6,890ft (2100m) – 9,200ft (2804m)
  • Distance: 3 miles (5 km)
  • Trekking Time: 3-4 Hours
  • Overnight at Big Tree Camp

Of course there are always unforeseen circumstances on the day; multiple stops for photo opportunities, snacks, and storytelling along the trail, so the travel time may vary. Most important we tackle this trail pole pole (slowly) as to allow the body to properly acclimatize.

Go to Lemosho route itinerary page to learn more.

It’s the Everest Time of Year

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Meanwhile, back in Canada, Joanne and David Genyk are packing up duffle bags and backpacks preparing for their next Berg adventure. On this journey, they will experience a whole new culture very different from Tanzania, Africa. Joanne and David will arrive straight into the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu; then trek through the liveliness of the Khumbu valley; remote villages, thin air, and towering peaks, as they follow the Everest climber’s footsteps into base camp.

Dispatches coming soon!

Joanne and David celebrating their 2011 summit of Kilimanjaro

Prayer wheels along the trail

Everest base camp and the Khumbu ice fall – the gateway to the top of the world!