Frequently Asked Questions. Date of Challenge 12th to 21st September 2021

  • Day 1: (11th September 2021)
    Depart Country of home to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania
  • Day 2: (12th September 2021)
    Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania and transfer to hotel – Chanya Lodge, Moshi (45
    minutes from airport.) Dinner & overnight stay (Twin sharing basis whilst at Chanya lodge)
  • Day 3: (13th September 2021)
    Day at leisure including pre mountain and event brief. Equipment and clothing check – pack for the
    mountain. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. Overnight at Chanya lodge.
  • Day 4: (14th September 2021)
    Drive 1.5hrs from Chanya lodge to Machame park gate. Start climb at Machame Gate (1,800m)
    through mountain forest. Trekking time: 5-7hrs approximately 9km. Overnight at Machame Camp
    (3,000m) Full board during mountain phase. Twin sharing in a 3-man mountain tent.
  • Day 5: (15th September 2021)
    Trek through grassy moorland and heather. Crossing through Shira plateau. Trekking time: 5-7hrs
    approximately 7km. Overnight at Shira camp (3,845m)
  • Day 6: (16th September 2021)
    Continue through the heather and moorland, crossing scree sloes and a river valley. Trekking time:
    6-8hrs approximately 10km. Overnight at Barranco camp (3,960m)
  • Day 7: (17th September 2021)
    This is an additional day for acclimatisation where you will enter the alpine desert zone and climb up
    the steep Barranco Wall. Trekking time: 3-5hrs approximately 6km. Overnight at Karanga Camp
  • Day 8: (18th September 2021)
    A short trek on compacted scree and steep areas over rocky slabs through the alpine desert.
    Trekking time: 3-4hrs approximately 4km. Overnight at Barafu Camp (4,650m)
  • Day 9: (19th September 2021)
    Around mid-night, start for the summit to stella Point (5,740m) and then continue to Uhuru Peak
    (5,895m.) From Uhuru Peak you will descend into the Crater (approximately 1hr.)
    Move through the 100m long obstacle course including 10 obstacles (2hrs maximum time limit.)
    After obstacle course, descend from Stella Point to Barafu Camp and then into the heather and
    moorland. Trekking time approximately 18hrs 19km. Overnight at Millenium Camp (3,820m)
  • Day 10: (20th September 2021)
    Continue your descent through the forest zone of the mountain to Mweka Gate (1,680m.) Transfer
    to Chanya Lodge, Moshi. Approximately 45 minutes. Overnight at Chanya Lodge including after
    event celebration party.
  • Day 11: (21st September 2021)
    Check out of Chanya Lodge. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport and fly home. (Option to
    extend for Safari and Zanzibar.)

We’ve created an interactive route to help you visualise the journey.

The hotel accommodation and tents on the mountain are all on a twin sharing basis. This is important for developing the Team and also safety in altitude on the mountain. 

You can of course share your accommodation if you’re taking part with a friend or family member, otherwise you will be sharing with a teammate. 

The hotel is called Chanya lodge (formally known as The Mountain Inn) 10 minutes outside Moshi town centre, 45 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

149 meters under the summit of Kilimanjaro, a height of 5,746 meters.

– Ninja Wall
– Sandbag Carry
– Balance Beams
– Low wall
– High wall
– Giant Cargo Net Climb
– Cargo Net Crawl
– Monkey Bars
– Flying Monkey Bars
– A Special Surprise Obstacle

We would recommend that you go to an altitude training chamber to experience what it will feel like. You can also buy an altitude training mask for your personal training programme; however, you must make sure you read the instructions carefully and contact the manufacturer if you are unsure how to use it. 

Participants who signed up with the all-inclusive package will be invited to a UK simulation training event, where they’ll be able to experience the challenges in a high-altitude environment with training masks.

You need a good level of fitness and health as a baseline. Once on the mountain, you will be fully supported and advised as and when needed. 

Three key things to consider:

1. Stay hydrated and eat all the meals provided

2. Move slowly 

3. Have a happy and relaxed mindset and above all; enjoy the experience!

A broad range of food is provided at breakfast lunch and dinner, including snacks and summit fuel on the mountain phase. The menus cater for all dietary requirements and focus on giving your body all the essential nutrients it needs for the job at hand. Food is not only fuel but also important for morale. We love food!

We’ve arranged the biggest local support crew including porters, cooks, assistant guides, head guides and chief guides, along with doctors and medical professionals staffing a high-altitude field hospital in the crater of Kilimanjaro at 5,746m. In addition, there will be a helicopter on standby where the OCR challenge will take place. The use of the helicopter is for medical emergencies only, so we recommend taking out helicopter medical evacuation insurance for the trip, which needs to cover the cost in case it’s needed.