Kilimanjaro, Various Activity. In January, my wife Ann Robertson and I made three complete traverses of Kilimanjaro, taking in six trekking/approach routes and three summit routes on Kibo in the process. They included the Marangu, Machame, Mweka, Umbwe, Shira Plateau, Rongai, Western Breach, Barafu and Normal routes. While we were on the mountain, a forest fire burned an estimated 150,000 acres on the southeast side of the mountain. When interviewed, Kilimanjaro National Park officials said they believed the fire was set by poachers.
Cameron M Burns