Today's the toughest day, with the most stunning views of Mawenzi, the Kibo Saddle and the plains below. We slowly wind our way through the scree to the crater rim and make our push to the summit. The view is dramatic. After our celebrating our achievement, we slowly trek to our camp on the crater floor. Climbers may choose not to camp in the crater, and descend to a lower camp.
On the shorter 11-day climb we start our summit ascent early, and do not camp in the crater, but head down to Mweka camp after the summit.