WOK 2016

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The 2016 adventure will be the biggest yet! Wings of Kilimanjaro again hope to raise US $1Million for Tanzanian charities.
Pencil WOK into your diary now for September 2016, and head over to our registration form to apply to come along!
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the top of Africa!

The Wings of Kilimanjaro’ expeditions are made possible by a small but passionate team from Australia who have worked for over 5 years to plan these extraordinary events.

 

2016 Itinerary:

  • September 20: Team Briefing in Arusha at Team Hotel.
  • September 21: Enter Kilimanjaro National Park through Machame Gate (5,400 ft) and hike through rainforest to Machame Camp (9,400 ft).
  • September 22nd: Hike out of the rainforest belt at Machame Camp through the heath and brush moorlands up onto the Shira Plateau (12,355 ft).
  • September 23rd: Hike off the Shira Plateau to the Moir Hut (13,800 ft).
  • September 24th: Hike from Moir Hut to Barranco (12,700 ft) via Lava Tower (15,000 ft) and for those not feeling the effect of altitude, we also go up to Arrow Glacier (15,970 ft) to enhance our acclimatisation and summit chances. This day also brings us through the famous Barranco Valley Senecio Forest.
  • September 25th: Scale the Barranco Wall and then hike for 4 hours across the Karanga Valley to finish at Karanga Camp (13,500 ft).
  • September 26th: Hike for 6 hours up past Barafu Camp and set up at Kosovo Camp (15,750 ft).
  • September 27th: Rest day and acclimatisation hikes. At 11pm on the 27th, the team will awake and begin their push for the summit with the aim of reaching Uhuru Peak (19,341 ft) for sunrise, via Stella Point (18,652 ft).
  • September 28th: Summit at sunrise, and then the team will hike back to Stella Point and (weather permitting) will make their first flight attempt on the Kilimanjaro eastern facing paraglider launch at about 19,000 feet. If weather conditions are not safe for flying, the team will move inside the crater and set up camp below the summit ridge alongside Furtwängler Glacier. In the case that we do fly and the team has all landed safely at Moshi, let the celebrations begin!
  • September 29th: If the weather did not play ball on the 28th, and we are still on the mountain, we will walk back to Stella Point from Crater Camp and attempt the second flight launch. If unsuccessful, participants can explore the Kilimanjaro still-active volcano chute and various spectacular summit glaciers. Camp will again be inside Kilimanjaro Crater Camp.
  • September 30th: We will walk back to Stella Point and attempt the third flight launch. If launch is still unsuccessful, participants can keep exploring the vast expanse of the Kilimanjaro still-active volcano chute and various spectacular summit glaciers. Camp will again be inside Kilimanjaro Crater Camp.
  • October 1st: A final morning hike back to Stella Point and pray to the weather gods for flyable conditions. In the highly unlikely event that we are even still on the mountain and we have not flown by 10am on October 1st, all participants will descend the mountain on foot via the Mweka route, and drown our sorrows at the Team Hotel that same evening.
    • Editor’s note: We expect most participants will be on their second day of safari or lounging on the beaches of Zanzibar by this date!

 

2016 Charity Fundraising Commitments:

  • Spectator: $2000 USD
  • Solo Pilot: $5000 USD
  • Tandem Pilot: No fundraising required
  • Tandem Passenger: $10,000 USD

 

2016 Climbing Costs:

  • Solo Pilots, tandem passengers and spectators: $5000 USD
  • Tandem Pilots: $4000 USD

 

2016 Participants

  • Adrian McRae (Founder) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Adrian McRae (Founder) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $20,000
    • 52 Donations
    • $9,000.63 Donated
    • $10,999.37 Still needed
  • Robert Forsyth (Team Doctor) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Robert Forsyth (Team Doctor) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $2,000
    • 7 Donations
    • $2,836.15 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Daniel Glomstad (Solo Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Daniel Glomstad (Solo Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $5,000
    • 10 Donations
    • $5,000.04 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Matthew Sudlow (Solo Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Matthew Sudlow (Solo Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $5,000
    • 4 Donations
    • $5,000.00 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Rudi Van der Walt (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Rudi Van der Walt (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $1,000
    • 7 Donations
    • $339.39 Donated
    • $660.61 Still needed
  • Dolf der Kinderen - Wings of Kilimanjaro- solo pilot
    Dolf der Kinderen - Wings of Kilimanjaro- solo pilot
    My goal is $6,500
    • 50 Donations
    • $6,697.60 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Danielle Kinch (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Danielle Kinch (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $100
    • 5 Donations
    • $422.73 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Kristy Coote (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Kristy Coote (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $10,000
    • 21 Donations
    • $11,381.74 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Faisal Khan (Solo Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Faisal Khan (Solo Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $20,000
    • 17 Donations
    • $5,266.09 Donated
    • $14,733.91 Still needed
  • Naomi Foord (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Naomi Foord (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $10,000
    • 50 Donations
    • $10,076.34 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Chris Hunlow (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Chris Hunlow (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $2,000
    • 15 Donations
    • $1,061.34 Donated
    • $938.66 Still needed
  • Howard Tarpey (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Howard Tarpey (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $5,000
    • 11 Donations
    • $677.57 Donated
    • $4,322.43 Still needed
  • Gabriel Jebb (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Gabriel Jebb (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $4,000
    • 22 Donations
    • $3,136.24 Donated
    • $863.76 Still needed
  • Carlos Lopes (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Carlos Lopes (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $2,000
    • 3 Donations
    • $2,165.12 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Justin Kyllo (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Justin Kyllo (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $2,000
    • 1 Donations
    • $543.21 Donated
    • $1,456.79 Still needed
  • Cormac O'Brien (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Cormac O'Brien (Tandem Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $2,000
    • 24 Donations
    • $2,029.55 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Julie McRae (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Julie McRae (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $10,000
    • 45 Donations
    • $10,544.13 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Damien Stewart (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Damien Stewart (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $12,000
    • 37 Donations
    • $10,944.29 Donated
    • $1,055.71 Still needed
  • Raechel Morris (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Raechel Morris (Tandem Passenger) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $12,000
    • 26 Donations
    • $11,162.01 Donated
    • $837.99 Still needed
  • Alison Armstrong (Tandem Passenger)- Wings Of Kilimanjaro
    Alison Armstrong (Tandem Passenger)- Wings Of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $10,000
    • 53 Donations
    • $11,644.55 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Mark Hug (Solo Pilot)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Mark Hug (Solo Pilot)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $5,000
    • 3 Donations
    • $5,001.77 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Reid Olson (Film Crew)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Reid Olson (Film Crew)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $5,000
    • 2 Donations
    • $87.52 Donated
    • $4,912.48 Still needed
  • Justin Gustavison (Film Crew)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Justin Gustavison (Film Crew)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $2,000
    • 1 Donations
    • $100.00 Donated
    • $1,900.00 Still needed
  • Coury Deeb (Director-Film Crew)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Coury Deeb (Director-Film Crew)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $2,000
    • 0 Donations
    • $0.00 Donated
    • $2,000.00 Still needed
  • Clay Cook (Film Crew) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Clay Cook (Film Crew) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $2,000
    • 25 Donations
    • $2,054.86 Donated
    • Goal Reached!
  • Gavin Morris (Tandem Pilot)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Gavin Morris (Tandem Pilot)- Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $2,000
    • 7 Donations
    • $1,006.62 Donated
    • $993.38 Still needed
  • Jeffrey Brown (Solo Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    Jeffrey Brown (Solo Pilot) - Wings of Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $10,000
    • 7 Donations
    • $6,162.43 Donated
    • $3,837.57 Still needed
  • Blake Maddux (Film Crew Support) Wings fo Kilimanjaro
    Blake Maddux (Film Crew Support) Wings fo Kilimanjaro
    My goal is $5,000
    • 1 Donations
    • $5.75 Donated
    • $4,994.25 Still needed