The climb to the summit will start early on the sixth day as it will take eight hours to reach Uhuru Peak
and the descent to Mweka will begin almost immediately.
Earlier this year, Pothuraju, along with his coach and his mother, among others, had scaled Uhuru peak
of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest peak in Africa.
The climb started on Friday departing from the south-west side of the mountain, trekking for eight hours daily, camping at night, going through Barafu and Stella Point to reach Uhuru peak
where they summit today before starting the descent through Mweka.
When we eventually saw the Uhuru Peak
sign, it was a dream come true to know we had made it.
Khulood Al-Fadhli and her brother Bader at Uhuru Peak
As the youngest climber in his group, Seif reached the summit, Uhuru Peak
, on June 27.
However, the young women had enough willpower and strength to keep on moving upwards, regardless of the mentally tough and physically demanding efforts that required walking at odd times and through sub-freezing temperatures to reach Uhuru Peak
, the summit of the mountain.
"Mount Kilimanjaro's summit is called Uhuru Peak
, which is Swahili for 'freedom'," she explained.
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) and rode on it all the way to #MoshiGate.
The final ascent to the Uhuru Peak
will begin at midnight on day eight, with the team facing a possible 13 hours climb to the summit.
"The exhaustion during the night ascent of the summit which made the majority of us break down and cry, followed by the triumph of reaching Uhuru peak
The route starts in a rain forest zone in Machame Gate at 1,640m, passing through low Alpine, high Alpine and glacial zone on the fifth day in Barafu Camp (4,680m) before reaching Uhuru Peak