Ascent of Kilimanjaro

During the summer break, back in July, eight Daunstey’s pupils and one member of staff joined forces with Marlborough College to undertake a joint expedition to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

The ascent of Kilimanjaro (5890m) itself took six days to complete and despite some trouble with altitude sickness during the training climb of Mt Meru (4500m) earlier in the trip everyone had acclimatized well and reached the summit for sunrise.

It was an amazing experience to climb through each climate zone as we ascended the mountain. Breaking through the clouds to a view of the volcanic landscape and looking back at Mt Meru in the distance was breath-taking.” Paula Minter

After the challenge of Kilimanjaro the group enjoyed a few days on safari.

Congratulations to the Dauntsey's and Marlborough College pupils who took part, for completing and experiencing this amazing journey.

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