The path then zigzags up to Gillman's point
Hiking time: 8h to Uhuru, 6h to get to Horombo
Distance: Approximately 3.5 miles (6 km) ascent, 13 miles (21 km)
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
You will rise around 23:30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night, and this is where the going gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150 meters), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman's point (5681 meters), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. This is probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly. From Gillmans Point you will normally encounter snow up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest, you gather all the gear you left behind for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) for your overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening, you enjoy your last dinner(with soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and a well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.
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