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Kilimanjaro Climb


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Mount Kilimanjaro
Dr Simon Bagley

Dr Simon Bagley is a GP in Dunbar, East Lothian and is married to Sue Bagley, The Lead Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department. In October, he plans to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise funds for the Medic One Trust.

The trek will take him through many different terrains including forest, moorland, desert and finally the ice-capped summit.

The trek will take one week and the route is as follows:

  • Day 1 : Machame Gate to Machame Camp
    6,000 ft to 10,200 ft (18km/5-7 hrs)
    Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Day 2 : Machame Camp to Shira Camp
    10,200 ft to 12,600 ft (9km/ 4-6hrs)
    Habitat: Moorland
  • Day 3 : Shira Camp-Lava Tower-Barranco
    12,600 ft  to 12,700 ft (15km/5-7hrs)
    Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Day 4 : Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
    12,700 ft to 13,800 ft (7km/4hrs)
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Day 5 : Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
    13,800 ft to 15,100 ft (6km/4hrs)
    Habitat: Alpine Desert

  • Day 6 : Barafu Camp to Summit
    15,100 ft  to 19,300 ft (7km ascent/6-8hrs)
    19,300 ft  to 10,200 ft (23km descent/7-8hrs)
    Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
  • Day 7 :  Descent: Mweka Camp to Moshi
    10,200ft to 6,000 ft (15km/3-4hrs)
    abitat: Forest

Simon's Climb Diary

Earlier Event: October 3
Resus Friday: Arterial Lines
Later Event: October 7
FCEM Management Viva Teaching