Arusha for a couple of days prior to the climb.
I thank Ed, Fred, Zak, Godlisten, Dennis, Morris, and the entire team for being such cheerful companions. This was a hard and rewarding trip. Everything went well - none of us got sick or injured, and we all achieved the summit. All the Tanzanians we met were unfailingly friendly and courteous. I do not know if I have the stamina for another big peak, but Mount Fuji is tempting. Possibly next year...
If you want to take your own trip to Kilimanjaro, I strongly recommend Embark Adventures of Portland, Oregon. They will organize all the logistics for you at a reasonable price.
Photographs taken with a Panasonic G3 micro 4/3 camera with Lumix 12-32mm lens. RAW files opened with Photoshop Elements (Adobe Camera Raw 7.4) and processed with DxO Filmpack 5, mostly with the Kodak Tri-X film emulation and yellow filter.
Here are coordinates from my SPOT for select camps and locations along the route:
|9/8/15 12:07 PM||-2.99776||37.20119|
|9/8/15 4:08 PM||-3.0132||37.22943|
|9/9/15 2:26 PM||-3.05438||37.27584|
|9/11/15 12:47 PM||-3.0723||37.33654|
|9/12/15 9:56 AM||-3.06763||37.32826|
|9/12/15 1:58 PM||-3.09889||37.33693|
|9/13/15 7:59 AM||-3.07643||37.35407|
|9/13/15 8:52 AM||-3.07817||37.36259|
|9/13/15 11:26 AM||-3.10199||37.37875|
|9/15/15 8:23 PM||-3.70058||35.86324|