We start our summit attempt around midnight. We plod very slowly in the darkness and cold on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the Crater rim at Gillman’s Point (18,651 ft). We rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. We then continue along the rim to Uhuru Peak (19,341 ft), the highest point in Africa. After spending a few precious moments to enjoy your accomplishment and the views from Uhuru, we start our descent. We will stop a Kibo Hut for some refreshments and rest before we continue our descending to Horombo Camp.