MANILA – The PinoyMountaineer Kilimanjaro Expedition 2011 has ended with a successful and safe climb, with our group of six Filipinos ascending Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route from December 20-25, 2011. Four members of the team reached the summit, Uhuru Peak, at 1115H Tanzanian time (1615H Manila time) on December 24, 2011.
Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 5895 MASL the highest mountain in Africa, is one of the fabled Seven Summits of the world. I will be blogging about the climb from Hiking matters #220-227 in the coming days, and will be posting more pictures in the PM Facebook site. I thank Columbia Sportswear, Black Diamond, and R.O.X. Philippines for the gear and clothing that I used in the expedition, which worked very well and I will also be doing a lot of gear reviews about them!