A steep and fine route providing superb views on the traverse below the Southern Ice fields. An extra day can, spent either at Shira, where you could walk to the Shira Needles, or camping in the Karanga Valley. The final ascent is made very early in the morning from the Barafu Hut or Arrow Glacier camp. The Mweka Route is used for the descent. Accommodation on the mountain is in tents; you will need a sleeping bag a. The Porters will pitch the tents for you. This is a strenuous walking trip but within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountainous areas. Ski sticks or ice-axe are useful when ascending to the summit and help you on the descend.