Climbing Kilimanjaro

February 16, 2020

After delivering Season 4 of The Last Kingdom in January, I took two weeks off and went to Tanzania.
I’d been wanting to climb Kilimanjaro for a few years, so here was my chance to complete a bucket list item. I chose to take the Lemosho route, which took seven days to complete. It was a fascinating and arduous journey from tropical rainforest at the park entrance to frozen tundra at the top. The final summit was a seven hour slog ascending 1.2km vertically over 5km distance. But standing at the top trying to catch my breath made it all worth while. The six crew that I had with me deserve the most credit for the hard work in getting me there.

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