Mount Kilimanjaro’s Summit: Western Breach, Glaciers & Uhuru Peak

In Part 2 of the Kilimanjaro Series, Alex The Vagabond ascends the perilous Western Breach Route to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the continent of Africa and the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,341ft (5,895m).

The “Roof of Africa” is a mysterious volcanic land of rock and ice, where the air is thin and the dangers are plenty. Alex takes you on a 14-hour journey up the near-vertical Western Breach across a volcanic wasteland to a remote glacier field, into the crater of the volcano and finally to the summit of Kilimanjaro at Uhuru Peak.

We’re Alex and Marko the Vagabrothers, we are brothers and vagabonds from San Diego, California but now live in Venice Beach in Los Angeles. We’ve traveled all over Europe by train, bicycle and road trips, we’ve backpacked through South America and Southeast Asia and explored the wilderness of Africa. From Machu Picchu Peru to Cape Town, Ireland, The Basque Country in Spain to South Korea and all the way back to Thailand or Helsinki, Finland – we’ve haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list.

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