We are excited to announce that Take a Hike Photography is exhibiting photographs from our 2012 trip to Iceland at the Aspen Drive Public Library in Vernon Hills. The show will run from now through Thanksgiving. (more…)
Month: October 2013
Tarangire National Park
Perhaps the best part of climbing Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro was being able to look forward to a celebratory safari in northern Tanzania after our trek. With two successful summits behind us, we happily traded in our hiking boots for our long lenses and hit the road. (more…)
Kilimanjaro: Essential Items for Your Hike
Before climbing Kilimanjaro, your outfitter will provide you with a packing list of all the necessary items you’ll need to bring with you on the mountain. In Tanzania, you will have a pre-trip briefing where your guide will go over the most important items with you again to make sure that you have not forgotten anything. But, if you are like us, you will want to ensure that you have everything you need before you arrive in Africa, so we have compiled a list of some of the gear that we found to be most useful and essential during our time on the mountain. (more…)
Notes from the Trail: Climbing Kilimanjaro, Day Eight
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
• Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5380 ft (3068 m to 1640 m)
• Distance: 10 km
• Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
• Habitat: Rain Forest
After a good night of sleep, everyone—porters, guides and trekkers alike—woke up excited and eager to finish the journey. Sounds of “Jambo” and “Kilimanjaro” filled the camp as crews said kwaheri to their clients. (more…)
Notes from the Trail: Climbing Kilimanjaro, Day Seven, Summit Day!
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp • Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft (and down to 10,065 ft); 4673 m to 5895 m (and down to 3068 m) • … Continue reading Notes from the Trail: Climbing Kilimanjaro, Day Seven, Summit Day!