Western Breach Traverse 2003

Welcome to Berg Adventure International's Kilimanjaro 2003 Lemosho Expedition Cybercast. Over the next two weeks, we'll be bringing you continuous coverage as we attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point on the African continent via the remote and rarely-travelled Lemosho-Western Breach Traverse Route.

On the this route, we sleep in the crater of Kili itself! This is a longer trip involving eight nights and nine days on the mountain because of the acclimatization necessary for us to sleep at such a high altitude. The early days of the Lemosho trip are spent in a remote and infrequently visited area. We traverse the wild Shira Plateau, starting from its western edge. Once on the mountain, we climb inside the crater of Kibo, Kilimanjaro’s highest peak, and sleep at 18,700 feet. Summit day is short because our destination, Uhuru Point, is only a few hundred feet above our camp. Our adventure on Kili will be followed by a luxury wildlife safari which will take us to Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

We hope you'll join us on this adventure of discovery.

The Berg Adventures International Kilimanjaro–Lemosho 2003 Expedition Team:


Kellie Erwin
Charles Minga


Roger Brookins, Tucson, AZ
Cameron Foley, Boston, MA
Keith Foley, Boston, MA
Hal Johnson, High Point, NC
Sam Lasine, High Point, NC
Stacey Overholt, London, England
Liz Taylor, Colorado Springs, CO

Latest News and Daily Dispatches:

August 18 – Anticipation high as Lemosho group makes final preparations
August 19 – Roger on wake-up duty in the Lemosho forest
August 20 – Gasp! Our first glimpse of Kili
Introducing the BAI 2003 Lemosho Team
More photos of the BAI Lemosho Team
August 21 – Fine dining above the Shira Plateau
August 22 – On the hunt for Eland
August 23 – No place to go but up!
August 24 – Howling winds
August 25 – Mountaineering challenges and rewards inside the crater
August 26 – From the roof of Africa
August 29 – High above the Serengeti

If you've enjoyed following this Berg Adventures cybercast, please be sure to tune in for our next adventure. All our climbs and expeditions are cybercast live. Or better yet, give us a call to personally join us on our next great adventure!