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High Note: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Join The Alarm, Squeeze, Gin Blossoms, The Fix, and Stay Cats at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in the name of the Love, Hope, Strength Foundation. Photos by Owen Fegan.
  • The team begins their hike up Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • The first night concert at Big Tree camp.
  • Trekker Angie Devaney.
  • Arrow Glacier Camp. 16,000 feet.
  • Jamming with Masai.
  • The band plays Beatles' tunes with Kili in the Background.
  • Tent arrival.
  • Mike Peters, of The Alarm, on Kili's summit.
  • The Love, Hope, Strength Foundation logo.
  • Guitarist Brien McVernon's layering system.
  • Peters playing "Walk Forever By My Side," pretrek.
  • Headlamp painting at Shira Camp, 11,300 feet.
  • Peters keeps rocking.
  • Guide James Kivuyu leads the trekkers to Shira Camp.
  • Peters takes it up a notch.
  • Mike Peters takes a break on day one.
  • First night concert at Big Tree Camp.
  • Peters with "Captain Dodo."
  • Gin Blossoms lead singer Robin Wilson.
The team begins their hike up Mount Kilimanjaro.
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The team begins their hike up Mount Kilimanjaro.


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I recently got back from climbing Kilimanjaro and the pictures here look as though we took the same route (Shira Plateau/Western Breach). It was a great hike that I would do again in a second. Next up...Aconcagua in February 2012...with many smaller hikes in beween :)
— Michael Dahlheim

The "Climbing Kilimanjaro" gallery was worthless, and ego trip for a bunch of musicians. Where were the photos of the rest of the climb??
— bud

Ditto Bud's comment. Having trekked Kilimanjaro, via the Western Breach, two years ago, I was expecting more photos of the actual trek. Backpacker definitely did NOT live up to its usual high standards on this one.
— Ted


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