My headache progressed steadily throughout the morning as we climbed to Mawenzi Tarn, for me the most spectacular campsite of the whole trip, with stunning views of a volcanic caldera blown apart by a massive eruption.
Before the fiasco with our bags, the plan had been to spend an extra day and night at Mawenzi to help us acclimatise It may have been beneficial in the long run but I think most of us were glad to swap the tedium of a full day of doing nothing, for another challenging day's walk towards our ultimate goal.
After conquering Mawenzi
, the team have to make it to Kibo Huts at 4600 metres.
Indeed there is no water available at the high camp so supplies have to be carried up from Mawenzi Tarn.
The mountain occupies an area of around 80kin by 40km close to the border with Kenya and features three volcanic centres; Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.
I am higher than Mawenzi
, the old, grim, 17,564-foot peak seven miles away from the high cone of Kibo.
Kilimanjaro is composed of three distinct volcanic cones: Kibo at 19,340ft (5,895m), Mawenzi
at 16,896ft (5,149m), and Shira at 13,000ft (3,962m).
"Kilimanjaro consists of two peaks - Kibo and Mawenzi. They are separated by a saddle at some 14,000ft and are about 10 miles apart.
"From a distance Kibo is snow-capped and round and smooth, Mawenzi is jagged and sends pinnacles of rock jutting into the sky.
With its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi
, and Shira, it is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania.
# It is located in Northeast Tanzania, near the Kenya border and rises in two snowcapped peaks: Uhuru (Kibo), the highest peak in Africa, and Mawenzi
It comprises three volcanoes - Kibo, Mawenzi