Follow Lucy Rodgers’ progress as she climbs Kilimanjaro.
Day 9: After descending 13km from the summit yesterday, the group take on the final 12km descent today. Travelling through beautiful coffee plantations and traditional villages before feasting on a celebratory dinner.
Day 8: Summit Day!! Setting off at midnight, today the group attempted to make it to the summit. A 4 hour trek saw them reach an altitude of 5,750m before a final push to the summit.
Day 7: Climbing to an altitude of 4,600m the group will take things a little bit easier today, but only because this evening they will be woken at 11pm ahead of their summit attempt.
Day 6: With a shorter trek of 6km today things aren’t about to get any easier. Today the group conquers what is known locally as the ‘breakfast wall’, a trek that involves mainly scrambling on their hands and feet.
Day 5: Today the group begins the day with a trek through moorland before ascending slowly to the Lava Tower. It will allow them to acclimatise for what lies ahead as they climb to 4,600m before descending to camp at 3,950m
Day 4: Today Lucy, @SpencerPitfield and the group have a shorter day, but things aren’t getting any easier! A steep 7km trek over rocky terrain takes them to an altitude of 3,840m and their next campsite.
Day 2 & 3: After flight delays, hours of travelling and not much sleep, Lucy, @SpencerPitfield and the group are finally on their way! A challenging first day lies ahead, with a 9km trek through the rainforest to an altitude of 3,010m in 31C heat