We always say that one of the joys of climbing Kilimanjaro is sticking your head out your tent at night to gaze up to the Heavens. The lack of light pollution and the fact you’re usually above the clouds means that the views of the stars above are simply, well, out of this world!

To give you an idea of what I am talking about, I urge you to watch this two-minute footage of the night sky above Kibo. It is quite breathtaking! What climbers see above Kili is never quite as jaw-dropping as this – I think special equipment must have been used to capture all that majesty. But just as beautiful are the head-torches heading up the slopes of Kili from Kibo Huts on the Marangu Route (and also, round the corner, the Barafu Route) to the summit.

Anyway, I urge you to watch this video – it’s quite enthralling and only lasts a couple of minutes: Stars over Kilimanjaro: