Summit Day - 5,895 m
This is a long, challenging day during which we trek for up to 16 hours. We wake shortly after midnight and climb Kibo to Gilman’s Point on the rim of the volcanic crater. It takes about six hours and we arrive for sunrise. On a clear day, there are spectacular views over the savannah plains with the possibility of seeing Mount Kenya. We trek two hours around the rim for the final push to Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point. It’s a chance to see the glaciers and have your photo taken confirming your achievement. We go down the way we came back to Horombo Huts, where we camp at 3,700 metres. The four kilometre trek takes 4.5–7 hours and covers 2,200 metres.