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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Our August '10 K2 & Gondogoro La trek is now guaranteed to run

Photo: K2 as seen from Concordia

I am looking forward to travelling to Pakistan this summer to lead our K2 & Gondogoro La trek, we now have sufficient numbers booked on this trip to guarantee to run the departure. Please get in touch soon if you would like to join the group.

Roland Hunter

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Photos of Kilimanjaro trek on the Rongai route in January 2010

As mentioned in my earlier post from today I have uploaded some photos of The Mountain Company's recent expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route, if you are interested in joining one of Kilimanjaro treks please take a look at our website

Photo: Mount Kilimanjaro seen from Rongai route

Photo: Simbha Camp with Mawenzi behind

Photo: Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Photo: sunset from Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Photo: high altitude desert on the Saddle

Photo: crashed plane on the Saddle

Photo: a cup of tea at Gillman's Point

Photo: sunrise over Mawenzi

Photo: dawn near Stella Point

Photo: sunrise near Uhuru Peak

Photo: Roland at Uhuru Peak 5,895m

Photo: glacier seen from Uhuru Peak

Photo: Uhuru Peak

Photo: Western breach and crater seen from Uhuru

Photo: Kilimanjaro crater rim

Roland Hunter

Our January 2010 group successfully climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro

I have just got back to UK after leading a private group to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, this is the highest point in Africa and one of the seven summits (highest mountain on each continent). Congratulations to the team who all successfully climbed to the highest summit on Mount Kilimanjaro at Uhuru Peak.

We trekked on the Rongai route taking seven days in total, this is a beautiful walk on the north east side of the mountain with far fewer trekkers compared to the busier Marangu and Machame routes. I will post photos of the trip into his blog shortly.

This trek was organised to support the "I Give U Give" campaign where they launched the world's highest-ever petition that seeks to lobby the G20 to match their fundraising to help eliminate malaria. Please pledge your support to this good cause and sign up to the I Give U Give Facebook group

Roland Hunter

Saturday, 2 January 2010

2010 New Year Newsletter from The Mountain Company

I would like to wish everyone reading this blog a very Happy New Year!

I have just finished writing the New Year Newsletter for The Mountain Company, if you would like to read it please click here

All the best for 2010!

Roland Hunter

The Mountain Company