Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3768)
- Signed By: Christian Steyn
- Date submitted: March 07, 2004
An experience I'll remember for the rest of my life. I proposed to my girlfriend of 8 years at sunrise on Uhuru Peak. One of the guides from another party wanted us to get married there and then as a priest was present ! Our party of 5 took the Machame route and we all made it to the top. None of us got sick or even the slightest headache - thanks, I believe to the half dose of diamox which we took from day one and a steady, slow pace. My knees took a major pounding on the descent though - something I had anticipated.
Thanks to Zara tours and especially to our guide Felex - THE mountain man and one of Kili's most experienced guides. He stopped counting his ascents after his 150th which was years ago.