About the trip
The 7-day trek up to the 5895m summit followed the ‘Rongai’ route. Days 1-5 were spent climbing over 2,000m in altitude across varying terrains, from the lush rainforest in the foothills to the moonlike swathes of desert across the saddle from Mawenzi to Kibo. The final strive to the summit began at midnight, and many of the team made it to Uhuru Peak, the tallest point in Africa, by 8am the next morning.
Paul Hilton, Clinical Lead for the EGS course, took part in the trek: 'the team gelled together extraordinarily well to help each other onwards and upwards. Even before we reached the bottom people were talking about a reunion, and even the next challenge!'.