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Kilimanjaro Family Climb: Photo Dispatches


The Kilimanjaro Family Climb team is ascending to the "roof of Africa," and sending back photos along the way. Here are the best images so far; we'll update with more as they become available.
  • Chocolate overkill? Whittaker Mountaineering guides Seth Waterfall (L) and Peter Whittaker (R) react skeptically to Jon Dorn’s snack bag, which weighed in at just over 12 pounds.
  • BACKPACKER reader Katherine Gura looks concerned about the challenge of packing all the Eddie Bauer gear she won as part of our Kili contest.
  • Local flora and fauna spotted on an hour-long hike near the hotel.
  • We counted at least a dozen colobus and howler monkeys in the tall trees around our cabin.
  • Interesting local sights.
  • The group departs Machame Gate.
  • The group atop Shira Plateau.
  • Tucking in for the night atop Shira.
  • Dawn breaks over Shira camp.
  • Lava Tower approach
  • All smiles.
Chocolate overkill? Whittaker Mountaineering guides Seth Waterfall (L) and Peter Whittaker (R) react skeptically to Jon Dorn’s snack bag, which weighed in at just over 12 pounds.
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Chocolate overkill? Whittaker Mountaineering guides Seth Waterfall (L) and Peter Whittaker (R) react skeptically to Jon Dorn’s snack bag, which weighed in at just over 12 pounds.

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