Humpty Dumpty Foundation – Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Sep 17 2009 Written by:Brad Horn, Rob Barbour

Rob Barbour and I recently returned from guiding another climb of Kili. This time around we had a great group of Australians climbing for a fantastic charity endeavour called Humpty Dumpty. Of the 23 clients that attempted the summit all were successful. We were blessed with the best weather I had experienced on the mountain. Our summit night was crystal clear and perfectly still. Further it coincided with a full moon. The sunrise from Stella Point was spectacular. I have attached a couple of pictures below.

After the climb some of the group extended onto the Serengeti for a short safari. We spent 3 days in a luxury mobile camp just south of the Mara River. It was an action packed few days. The migration was in full swing gravitating north. We were fortunate to see a crossing of the river by a large herd of wildebeest. We also saw a plethora of lion, hyena, elephant and buffalo and picked up quality leopard and cheetah sightings. The beauty of the far north of the Serengeti is that is rarely busy, unlike the Maasai Mara to the north and the central and southern parts of the Serengeti. We pretty much had the migration to ourselves, save for the odd other vehicle here and there. All in all it was a fantastic few days.