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What you will do


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All you need to know

The challenge

  • Climb a new and unique route to the famous 'roof of Africa'
  • Trek from the scenic west side to the wild, unspoiled North Face of Kilimanjaro
  • Daylight summit climb up the North Face and through the Northern Icefields
  • Trek across the amazing Crater to the summit at Uhuru Point
  • This new and demanding route has been specially developed for Charity Challenge

This new itinerary takes adventurers up the previously unchartered North Face of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. This challenge takes you up a very remote part of the Kilimanjaro massif and whilst no technical skills are required, you will need a high level of fitness and the mental character to participate in a remote environment. The north flank route offers spectacular views over Kenya, whereas the traditional Kili climbs look out over Tanzania. Unlike the popular routes of Lemosho and Rongai with their midnight departures to the summit lit only by headtorch, the north face approach departs camp at 4am, just before dawn. You can enjoy the Northern Icefields in full daylight and then enter into the Crater of Kilimanjaro passing by the famous inner Reusch Crater. Finally you will push up the steep track to Uhuru Point (5,895m) – the Roof of Africa! By the time you reach the Summit, most climbers have already summited and descended so you will have more time and space to enjoy the moment.

Check out our Kilimanjaro facts page which covers everything you need to know to climb the mountain and a few things you don’t (such as how Pizza Hut got themselves in the Guinness Book of World records).

The journey

Kili North Face Summit Climb


Kilimanjaro North Face Route

Kilimanjaro North Face Route

Kilimanjaro North Face Route

Kilimanjaro North Face Route

Kilimanjaro summit

Kilimanjaro summit

Kilimanjaro North Face Route Glacier

Kilimanjaro North Face Route Glacier





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