Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Reports

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There are 588 trip reports for Mount Kilimanjaro.

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  • Log #22555 - by KVC Shekar on Oct 08, 20164 Stars

    I climbed Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route, and reached the highest point - Uhuru Peak (5895 m or 19,341 ft amsl) - on the morning of 16th September 2016. I could do this successfully under the...

  • Log #22447 - by Veronika BARTOVA on Nov 10, 2013
    As a member of Czech Expedition I was one of the 5 members to summit the True sumit of the African highest mountain. We have used the normal route.
  • Log #22381 - by rwittig on May 08, 2013
    Ascended from Marangu, the Marangu route. Daughter and I did it "the hard way" without porters- though park regulations required us to hire one guide each and one porter for them. It was a...
  • Log #22336 - by Dennis Mulherin on Aug 08, 2012
    Great experience. I praise my Lord Jesus Christ for the opportunity and thank our guide, Mark "Tuck" Tucker for all of his assistance. +
  • Log #22295 - by Dito1079 on Feb 22, 2012
    Used the Rongai route. African Walking Company is the best operator. Totally would recommend this trip to a friend. It is amazing to stand at the top and feel the huge sense of accomplishment.
  • Log #22294 - by colm kearney on Feb 20, 2012
    went with good earth tours --guides Dismas & Brendani---very quiet on the mountain as it was off peak, Marangu route which took 6 days up and down. Kibo was bleak. Started final day at min-night and...
  • Log #22261 - by David Rosen on Dec 05, 2011
    Machame-Mweka route over 7 days. My first real experience on a mountain. Enough fun to convince me that this is a hobby I want to pursue for the rest of my life.
  • Log #22217 - by Jack O'Brunne on Aug 06, 2011
    Incredible and Spiritual. The weather was fantastic. Good Earth Tours did a great job from beginning to end and I'm very pleased. My summit day was June 22, 2011 at 6:00 AM.
  • Log #22198 - by cleo weidlich on July 25, 2011
    The mount itself wasn't as impressive as the area surrounding it, the flora and fauna were magnificent. The safari in the nearby conservation areas is not to be missed.
  • Log #22122 - by Adam Majchrzak on Jan 14, 20114 Stars
    My first mountain from the dream 7 summits of the world. Used the Machame route hoping that it'd be less crowded but that's not possible on Kili. Even met some fellow Polish climbers from my old...
  • Log #22091 - by Etienne Gosselin on Oct 07, 2010
    I climbed via Rongai route. It was a lot more difficult than I expected. I am used to long difficult rocky trails. The hikes were actually pretty short and we walked ''pole-pole''.
  • Log #22052 - by Pep Pons on Aug 16, 2010
    Recommendable trekk despite the people! It is a crowded mountain where you can find the most freky people and the first mountain for many of them (with the consequent frustration when they "taste"...
  • Log #21974 - by Poltair 2010 on Apr 14, 20103 Stars
    The Porters were fantastic, friendly and in no way intimidating, we felt safe, refreshed and well looked after all the way. no problems with communication in fact it was better than we could of got...
  • Log #21956 - by sederman on Mar 10, 20103 Stars
    This climb was the most amazing experience of my life. summiting such a massive peak puts life into perspective.This was the hardest thing I have ever done now that I am back all that I want to do is...
  • Log #21945 - by Pinjata on Mar 02, 20103 Stars
    6 day Machame climb went pretty smooth first 4 days 'cause it was sunny most of the time. 5th day(day of ascent to Uhuru Peak)was snowing and cold, on the top was -17 degrees Celsius.
  • Log #21941 - by Viv Metz on Feb 28, 2010
    My son and I did the Machame Route to the summit - and summited on 13 August 2006 which is our birthday that we share!! Machame Route is the most spectacular scenic route up Kilimanjaro - I would...
  • Log #21846 - by David Viens on Jan 06, 2010
    Awesome. Too many days for distance but still worth the trip.
  • Log #21840 - by Anders Stavhag on Dec 17, 2009
    Bad weather -20C and 8m/s
  • Log #21739 - by Jack L. on Aug 13, 2009
    I was one of two U.S. college students joining a class of 60 East Africans at the Outward Bound Mountain School based at Loitokitok, situated near the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The course was 3...
  • Log #21687 - by Vik Sahney on June 01, 2009
    Umbwe route
  • Log #21589 - by james on Feb 10, 2009
    very cool id do it again
  • Log #21576 - by Richard Logan on Jan 14, 2009
    Standard climb by "tourist" route. Brilliant all the same. Was 36 at the time - I wonder if I could still do it ?
  • Log #21567 - by Mark Malone on Jan 06, 2009
    Wonderful experience
  • Log #21509 - by R Scott Thurston on Nov 11, 2008
    Machame route Climbed with Alpine Ascents International and my wife and 2 teenage kids.
  • Log #21484 - by Neil Davies on Oct 29, 2008
    Elizabeth Cheek (18) and Neil Davies (40) summited at 6am on 15th October. We walked the Lemosho route and summited via the Mweka route from Bafaru Huts.
  • Log #21481 - by Don Bruns on Oct 27, 2008
    My sister and I climbed Kili in October of 2007 via the Rongai Route. I'd recommend this approach to anyone.
  • Log #21313 - by Nick Friedman on June 17, 2008
    We did a seven day climb of the Machame Route and ascended via Barafu. Had great weather, reached Uruhu Peak and also explored the Crater. An amazing time and highly recommended.
  • Log #21303 - by Shirish Bhide on June 06, 2008
    Excellent first mountain for me. This was my second attempt at Uhuru having failed in 2006 to make it past Stella Point because of bad weather. Much better prepared this time around and the weather...
  • Log #21286 - by Dana Petre on May 21, 2008
    Very scenic, medium dificulty climb, very cold at the top
  • Log #21264 - by Rob Sobecki on Apr 24, 2008
    Climbed with Alpine Ascents Int'l via the Machame Route.
  • Log #21224 - by Adam Hyde on Mar 14, 2008
    A big beautiful mountain.First time over 4500 meteres and loved it.Try and imagine breathing through a straw while playing a sport , you just can't get enough air and you become so consious of it.We...
  • Log #21214 - by Graham Teanby on Mar 08, 2008
    Being an experienced fell walker who for years had wandered English hills, this was an ambition that did not have a failure clause.I thought I was on a winner suffering nothing on altitude sickness,...
  • Log #21201 - by Julian Hinds on Feb 26, 2008
    night summit climb, was hard work and we wondered when the crater ridge would ever come. Its not easy or else there would be a cafe/diner on the top. If you feel like giving up and you will at some...
  • Log #21199 - by julian hinds on Feb 25, 2008
    long slog on the summit night climb, in a group of 10 4 of us made it to UHURU, 6 to Gilmans Dont try this climb unless you have mental fortitude And dont give up, unless you absolutely have to,...
  • Log #21187 - by Bill and Sara on Feb 10, 2008
    My daughter (age 12) and I summitted Kili on January 7th in the afternoon. Total of 9 days on the mountain. Great time, great experience. Highly suggest the solar powered Ipod charger for a 12 year...
  • Log #21174 - by ALEX on Feb 04, 2008
    The climb was real good i can say it was a marvellous trip i have done in my life.
  • Log #21154 - by Miller T. Ross on Jan 22, 2008
    With 6 days to acclimatize during our climb towards the summit, we were able to successfully summit with a small amount of energy to spare. It was a challenge, but the reward of reaching Uhuru defies...
  • Log #21138 - by Sheila Murray on Dec 30, 2007
    My son and I took 6 days for this trek - one of them was the acclimatisation day which is recommended for altitude. It rained, hailed, snowed every day except our first day and the summit walk -...
  • Log #21121 - by Dan on Dec 17, 2007
    Used the Rongai route up and saw no one. Came down the other side and past herds of people. Suggestion: get your guides / group to take an extra day at Kibo to aclimate.
  • Log #21105 - by Kristine Riley on Dec 04, 2007
    Check out the very detailed journal on my website!
  • Log #21088 - by Ketan Poladia on Nov 16, 2007
    My friend and I made it on top of Kili on Sun June 13, 2004 around 8.00 am I think. I did not make it there by sunrise but my friend did I think, nevertheless had a joy of watching the sunrise while...
  • Log #21087 - by Darcy Marler on Nov 15, 2007
    Great trip. I climbed the Umbwe route camping in Barranco, Karanga and Barafu before summiting on January 14th. That was my 40th birthday.
  • Log #21068 - by Kevin Neff on Oct 19, 2007
    The mountain was the goal. That's what started the whole trip. Let's go climb Mount Kilimanjaro we said. Yet so much more happened.
  • Log #21049 - by Cherelle Gordon on Oct 01, 2007
    Climbed the Rongai route in June 2006. The route was very scenic and diverse and throughly enjoyable. I was most impressed with how clean the lower slopes and camps of Kilimanjaro were and it was...
  • Log #20999 - by Timothy Henderson on Sep 03, 2007
    Iascended via the northern Rongai route which begins near the Kenyan border. It is a more gentle incline but steep in places nontheless. I took about a week which was perfect for acclimitization. We...
  • Log #20962 - by Marc Thauvette, Canada, Qc on Aug 20, 2007
    First Mountain, made it to the peak. Accessible to anyone with moderate physical training. Pole,Pole to the top. Acclimatization was perfect(7days) throught Lemosho route.
  • Log #20963 - by Nick Begg & Nigel Stephenson on Aug 20, 2007
    Lemosho Route in nine days. Recommed this route as it was empty on the first few days and gives you stunning views of Kibo from the Shira Plateau. You ascent slower so you acclimatise better (giving...
  • Log #20897 - by David Link on July 24, 2007
    A straightforward climb via Machame/Western Breach Route. Though we encountered a number of people on the climb, we had the summit to ourselves that morning!
  • Log #20890 - by Tom Golway on July 20, 2007
    I climbed Kilimanjaro in Sept of 1989. A long time ago but many fond memories of the people I met along the way. A great climb and facinating part of the world.
  • Log #20767 - by an anonymous user on May 03, 2007
    It was fantastic to say the least, most of the time I was alone, and standing on the summit was fantastic. It is the last of my seven summits, and I cracked open a bottle of champagne on the summit....
  • Log #20754 - by brett eagle on Apr 24, 2007
    Fantastic! Very cold last day; more than usual.
  • Log #20751 - by paul banks on Apr 24, 2007
    found the climb being modest quite easy i trained hard for a year . after gilmans point our guides started to argue a little , one turned to me and said it was to dangerous as the snow was to deep.I...
  • Log #20730 - by Erhard Zeising on Apr 04, 2007
    By far the most fantastic experience of my life and hopefully the first of many summit climbs!!! Fantastic people and a great challenge.I was solo in my group and left to summit at 6:00 am, and...
  • Log #20725 - by Erick Panger on Apr 03, 2007
    This is something that can't be read about. Just go do it. If you do it use Hoopoe Safari best on the mountain.
  • Log #20714 - by Andy Copeman on Mar 27, 2007
    At the time, agonising. In retrospect, amazing. Just Do It. See my blog for more details.
  • Log #20679 - by Jack Davies on Mar 01, 2007
    Our group of six (ages 44 to 62)chose the UMBWE Route that is known as the "risky" route as opposed to the "Coca-Cola" Marangu Route. This route gets you higher quicker, offering better...
  • Log #20673 - by lanzie on Feb 22, 2007
    Please know that climbing the mountain is not all about the cost, it really depends with the company and the way they treat you, believe me Zara outfitters are the best as they really took good care...
  • Log #20668 - by Stig Nohlert on Feb 18, 2007
    We started from Arrow Glacier at 2 am, climbed the steep route in darkness and reached crater at 6 am at sunrise. We went through the crater up to Uhuru Peak from inside and summited Aug 7 at 8.10...
  • Log #20660 - by Judy Wren on Feb 10, 2007
    My husband and I did the seven day trek using the Machame Route. We had an unbelievable time. The weather at the lower altitudes was quite wet with lots of mist and rain and even some hail but the...
  • Log #20643 - by Mark Ulbrich on Jan 31, 2007
    Thrill of a lifetime. Trust your porter. I raced my porter from the Uhuru peak down 5000 feet of elevation down to camp.
  • Log #20636 - by ANTHONY ROWE on Jan 28, 2007
    FANTASTIC TRIP RUN BY JAGGED GLOBE
  • Log #20631 - by Tom Trueman on Jan 25, 2007
    Awesome experiance, first climb with my Dad.
  • Log #20632 - by Don and Annette Martin on Jan 25, 2007
    A total of 16 of us set out as a fundraising expedition for the Canadian Liver Foundation and 13 reached the summit on a perfectly clear, calm and warmish (zero Celcius) morning. Nobody experienced...
  • Log #20597 - by Michelle Stefani on Jan 14, 2007
    One of the greatest experiences and such beautiful scenery.
  • Log #20598 - by Sherry Stefani on Jan 14, 2007
    Amazing experience. Challenging and beautiful. We had great weather, the sceanery was surprising and constantly changing. It was a dream and a goal for both my sister and myself so reaching the...
  • Log #20583 - by Jurgen Wohlfarter on Jan 07, 2007
    Fantastic hike with Zara Travel from Moshi. We were a group of 3 climbers from the UK, Danmark and South Africa and couple of porters and a guide. We took the 6 day option on the Marangu Route with a...
  • Log #20557 - by Dick Robinson on Dec 25, 2006
    A big mountain! A long, hard, high climb, great fun, good guides, beautiful scenery. Our whole team of eight, from the US and Kenya, made it to the summit, Uhuru Peak. Great Tanzanian guides.
  • Log #20552 - by Berhad Gilbert on Dec 23, 2006
    Yeah, Through peakware I learnt a lot about Mountains. Then I become interested to climb one. I decided to go to Africa and climb mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro trekking trip was...
  • Log #20541 - by Bart Offeringa on Dec 19, 2006
    I did a 5 day climb, and we did it from the Kenyan side. The rongai route,it's a quite route. It was very nice to reach the summit,so nice that i want to do it agian!
  • Log #20473 - by Aaron Fulton on Nov 05, 2006
    Hell and Heaven all at once! Well worth the trip!
  • Log #20463 - by Bastiaan Hendrikse on Oct 30, 2006
    Super climb, superweek, all due to very nice group and great organization by William Augustino, Onix and Hunington. Via the Rongai Route, Liz, Carol, Sarah, Paul, Derek, Gary, Thomas(oei, oei),...
  • Log #20459 - by Chris Figureida on Oct 28, 2006
    Jambo! Climbed with ZARA. They were just fantastic. Guide was Emanuel. In our group there was 4 clients, plus the guide, assistance guide, cook, and 8 porters.
  • Log #20451 - by Vincent Rocco on Oct 24, 2006
    Whiskey route (Machame) used Bobby Tours, minimalist experience but that was what I wanted. Great time and marvelous experience. Do it!
  • Log #20447 - by Maryanne Caruana on Oct 22, 2006
    Calling my experience up Kili memorable is somewhat an understatement. The views were stunning, and the feeling of achievement once you realise you've made it to the top is awesome! I booked with...
  • Log #20425 - by Eric Cornelissen on Oct 08, 2006
    The climb was long and very windy. The last half hour to Stella Point was killing!
  • Log #20405 - by Vincent Rocco on Sep 30, 2006
    There were four members of our party. At any one time there may be 150 climbers on the mountain and figure anywhere from 1-5 support people per climber (porters, guides and Asst. guides). We took the...
  • Log #19234 - by Doug Wilson on Sep 27, 2006
    We took the Marangu route and spent three days climbing and two days descending. After Kibo hut the lack of oxygen began to affect many climbers and the climb was difficult. Of our goup of about...
  • Log #19220 - by Lee Beer on Sep 27, 2006
    Climbed Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route in Feb 2006. Weather was perfect and the climb is very straightforward until the summit attempt. Leaving Kibo hut takes about 5-7hrs to reach Gilman's point...
  • Log #19264 - by Justin Williamson on Sep 27, 2006
    Took a group of 15 climbers of which 12 were first timers on the Machame Route. Six day climb to allow for extra acclimitisation. All summited successfully. People under estimate Kili - virtually...
  • Log #19270 - by Wayne Stemler on Sep 27, 2006
    Via the Rongai Route, I was the 7th and last of our group of 16 to make it all the way to the top. I reached the summit at 7:56 AM on 24 Feb 2006, and at 54 years old I was the oldest of our group to...
  • Log #19313 - by Macon Dunnagan on Sep 27, 2006
    Macon Dunnagan. This was my 7 climb of kilimanjaro, I would like to thank my host Roger and Zainab Ansell and Robin Paschall of Zara Tanzanian Adventures. I took 12 fantastic ladies from Charlotte NC...
  • Log #19341 - by Sally Moore on Sep 27, 2006
    Being with a group of over 20 people, most 17 years old and not all very fit, we took a 10 day route via shira/lemosho glades, to make sure we all acclimatised and had a better chance of all...
  • Log #19436 - by Russell Shaw on Sep 27, 2006
    Very tough morning from Barafu huts, had upset stomach so plenty of stops along the way. Temperature about -15 with windchill, don't do this hike without proper windproof gloves or a...
  • Log #19538 - by Helene Barrette on Sep 27, 2006
    Climbed via the Western Wall and Breach. Phenomenal route - challenging, varied, beautiful. Summitted at 8am on September 11. Our group of 8 took a moment of silence in memory of 9/11.
  • Log #20195 - by Paul Bozwood Davies on Sep 27, 2006
    The Mangu hotel and staff were a great start point for the climb. Great porters and eight companions made the climbing easy though pole pole. We spent 7 days on safari before the climb, which...
  • Log #20292 - by Vidya Shivkumar on Sep 27, 2006
    Climbed via the Rongai Route and descended via the Marangu route. Amazing views of Mawenzi Peak all along the route. Started the final ascent at 11:50pm on a clear full moon night and caught a...
  • Log #20301 - by Olivier Dumon on Sep 27, 2006
    Marvellous trip, if you have the good luck to reach the summit just at rising sun as I do with my guide Alex, marvecreation@yahoo.co.uk, web site: www.goodhopetours.com. I was climbing with a girl...
  • Log #20324 - by Malcolm Barnes on Sep 27, 2006
    We had booked through Exodus travel with the climb guided by the African Walking Company. I was with my daughter, Jen, six other Brits, an American and a Canadian. We all got on well and made good...
  • Log #19157 - by Cindy Colarusso on Feb 15, 2006
    Pretty awesome experience trekking through the Eco layers of Kili. We had hired a guide and porters so the hike to the Kibo Hut was easy aside from the effects of altitude. Once at Kibo all appetite...
  • Log #19039 - by chris caldwell on Feb 14, 2006
    The hardest, greatest thing I ever did. I climbed with my father and two brothers, one of the few things the four of us have ever done together. It's been almost half a year, and I'm still dumbstruck...
  • Log #19020 - by Barb Munson on Feb 14, 2006
    This was my second time on Kili. I summited previously in April 2004. I had to go again as I could see next-to-nothing during the rainy season in 04. The clients besides myself were a British couple...
  • Log #19129 - by Nick Lyon on Feb 14, 2006
    Umbwe route and Western breach. Climbed Meru first. Excellent!
  • Log #18791 - by Ray Kopcinski Sr and Ray Kopcinski II (son) on Feb 14, 2006
    Perfect weather all the way and down. We left high camp at 3:00 am, reached the summit to catch the sunrise over all of east Africa and then came all the way down to the trailhead and hotel before...
  • Log #18816 - by melissa on Feb 14, 2006
    Slow pace, easy climb. Unbelievable views. Outstanding variety of climates. Every day was a new experience.
  • Log #18859 - by Janice Uhrig on Feb 14, 2006
    A fabulous opportunity anyone in good physical ability should try. I hiked the Shira Western Breach. I highly recommend that you find the energy to see the ash pit. It truely is remarkable and one of...
  • Log #18882 - by R Scott Thurston on Feb 14, 2006
    great not to carry your own stuff. good for oldsters. dont go the usual route.
  • Log #18906 - by Greg Horne on Feb 14, 2006
    We ascended via the Shira Plateau - Western Breach route, a longer, quieter, and more scenic alternative to the usual trekking paths. This route included a little non-technical climbing, which was...
  • Log #18993 - by Paznauner on Feb 14, 2006
    Went up the Umbwe route via Lava Tower and Western Breach in a group of 2. One rest day at Lava Tower. Then, midnight, up to the top and all the way down in one day (defnitely exhausting and bad for...
  • Log #18935 - by Ruud and Hanneke on Feb 14, 2006
    day 5 to uhuru peak was the most exhausting day of my life but it was the most beautiful trip so far...... Just do it!
  • Log #19107 - by Charles E. Leiserson, Jr. on Feb 14, 2006
    Since the Western Breach was closed (due to an accident the previous week), we circumnavigated the mountain from Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp, then to Barafu Camp via Karanga Camp....
  • Log #18804 - by Geir Gogstad on Oct 09, 2005
    We followed the Machame route (Machame gate-Machame hut-Shira-Barranco Valley-Karranga valley -Barafu and then to Stella and further to Uhuru. We decided to divide the walk from Barranco to Barafu in...
  • Log #18932 - by Brianna on July 15, 2005
    we climbed in high season and did the summit climb the night of a full moon. it was busy, but well worth the moonlit hike and show of shooting stars!! BEAUTIFUL climb and Tanzania has so much to...
  • Log #18830 - by Sarah Fortes on June 15, 2005
    I set of to climb mt. kili with my younger brother, Darryl, in the summer of 2005. i was not physically ready (did no training what so ever) i was really nervous and afraid that i would not make it....
  • Log #18922 - by Nancy Ferrell and Michael Yde on Feb 10, 2005
    We totally enjoyed the Machame/Western Breach route. During our daytime ascent of the Breach we had perfect cobalt skies, glittering ice and snow and were thrilled to see the glaciers for the first...
  • Log #3572 - by Cristian Boboc on Nov 15, 2004
    Excelent view from the top. We (Viorel Negoita and I) also climbed Mawenzi. details - www.wildwalk.ro
  • Log #3574 - by Cian O'Mahony on Nov 11, 2004
    Did it via the Machame Route and down the Mweka. For my expereicnes, checkout my website. Pace set by the guides was perfect to aid accimatisation. As you don't have long to get used to the altitude.
  • Log #3577 - by christoffer larsen on Nov 07, 2004
    climbed the heim glacier. 23 hours from baranco camp, 15 hour return. quite an epic because of the detoriatin of the glaciers.
  • Log #3578 - by Kuks Selhi on Nov 05, 2004
    The hardest mental challenge was the final push. I suffered from SMS after reaching Gillman's point Recovered okay at Kibo huts.
  • Log #3580 - by Erin Sharaf on Nov 02, 2004
    Reached Uhuru Peak on October 17 via Machame/Western Breach. Had extremely high winds at Arrow Camp which snapped tent poles and caused us to skip spending last night at Glacier Camp. We just made a...
  • Log #3581 - by Dawn Burkhardt on Nov 02, 2004
    It isn't the summit, it's the journey: I hiked the Western Breach route in September and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Circumstances were a bit challenging for me (my...
  • Log #3582 - by Chris Kibuku on Nov 01, 2004
    I have been on the Summit many times as Outward Bound instructor at the mountain school located at The Kenyan border town of Loitokitok. Most of the programs culminated on the peak. Since this was...
  • Log #3584 - by Fritz on Oct 25, 2004
    Bloody awful windy weather prevented wife getting to top, just me - anyone else on Machame summit that day ? Not a great sucess rate that night. Take the split day on this route, drink & eat as...
  • Log #3585 - by Macon Dunnagan on Oct 25, 2004
    Another super climb with Zara Tanzanian Adventures!My guides Joseph Meela and James Minja are both super. This was my 4th time climbing Kilimanjaro,all have been fantastic. I'm going again to climb...
  • Log #3586 - by Ruth Duffin on Oct 23, 2004
    Absolutely astounding. I did this as part of a Team Challenge group and I was 16. We had fantastic guides from Zara Tours based in Moshi, called Allen and Goodluck. Out of 11 of us, 9 got right to...
  • Log #3587 - by Rick in Tx on Oct 21, 2004
    I summited Kilimanjaro as a party of only one. I am a 43 year old male with no climbing history or experience. I am 6-1 and 200 lbs. Too big to be doing this I am told.
  • Log #3588 - by Clare Ginnis on Oct 21, 2004
    We were glad we didn't really know hat we were letting ourselves in for otherwise I think I would never have started! But Sarah Hoskins and I both made it to the Uhuru Peak, and loved every minute...
  • Log #3589 - by Mae Esteban Hasse on Oct 20, 2004
    What an adventure!!! My husband, Michael, and I went to climb Kili as our honeymoon. It had been a longtime dream of mine since I was a teenager. With the help of Thomson Safaris and the...
  • Log #3590 - by Michael Farrell on Oct 19, 2004
    I didn't do the Coca Cola route (which I heard was way overtouristed). I did the Machame-Mweka Route and it was amazing. Made it to the very summit (Uhuru peak). Two things: 1) bring plenty of...
  • Log #3591 - by Sarah on Oct 16, 2004
    i could belive i made it, its not a physical challenge its a mental one. The guides are rite the way 2 go is POLE POLE i reached the summit with 5 other team members as part of team challenge.
  • Log #3592 - by K. Lance Tyler on Oct 14, 2004
    This was indeed the trip of a lifetime. We had long dreamed of this expedition. Our guides Peter and Nixon from REI were outstanding and knew just how to get us to the top. They maintained a spirit...
  • Log #3593 - by Rebecaa Chappell on Oct 14, 2004
    I am a university music professor in Indiana. In anticipation of turning 50 this year, I decided to celebrate by climbing Kilimanjaro. I had no prior hiking or climbing experience, but was in good...
  • Log #4085 - by Mike Crown on Oct 10, 2004
    I hiked by myself with one guide and four porters provided by Zara up the Rongai Route on a 7 day trek. The Rongai Route was fantastic -- I had the whole route to myself, except for the first night...
  • Log #4084 - by Charles R. Willcox on Oct 09, 2004
    Climbed with my 13 year old daughter via the "Coca Cola" route. She was a real trooper. By the time we hit 17,000 feet we both felt really sick, but no signs of HACE or HAPE, so we kept...
  • Log #4083 - by paul lanyi on Oct 08, 2004
    went with REI Adventures who subbed out to Tanzania Serengeti Adventures. Excellent group. Our guide was 5' 2" Peter Mato who has summitted over 480 times! He was superb. The approach to Kibo...
  • Log #3594 - by Francesca Caffarena on Oct 07, 2004
    Summitted with 2 other climbers under excellent conditions, sunny, clear weather, mild (above-freezing) temperatures (usual for that time of year, apparently). UNFORGETTABLES: the starriest night sky...
  • Log #4082 - by T G Vijaykumar on Oct 07, 2004
    Reading the logs, I thought I d pen in a few lines...Well..what if I dont come back..to write it...Ha !! Tg
  • Log #3595 - by Tony Denson on Oct 06, 2004
    Just came down from the summit yesterday. My third trip to Kili. First time I did it I said never again !! However my wife wanted to do it so we had two attempts for her and she succeeded this time....
  • Log #4081 - by Jay Leppanen on Oct 06, 2004
    I climbed to the top via the Marangu route-Thanks to all the porters and guides on summit day without them it would've been very difficult-The porters seem to carry all that weight with no effort! I...
  • Log #4080 - by sarah togher on Oct 05, 2004
    What a marvellous experience I did this with a group of 60 others for the charity Scope( ex Spastic Society) we raised over £250,000. 25 of us managed to reach Uhuru. The guides were brilliant...
  • Log #3596 - by Leah N on Oct 04, 2004
    Reaching Uhuru Peak is one of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever had... simply because almost every step I took from Day 3 onwards took every bit of effort/concentration. The climb was not...
  • Log #3597 - by Gene Anzano on Oct 04, 2004
    Trip of a lifetime! Despite the numbers, from the porters, guides, and all the other tourists, everyone was very friendly during my trip up. Congratulations to all that made it to Uhuru Peak.
  • Log #4079 - by Andy Newman on Oct 04, 2004
    What a fantastic adventure. My friends and I went with Zara via the Machame route. We all made it. Our guide, Omari, and assistant guide, Nicholas, were great.
  • Log #4078 - by Peter Zambory on Oct 03, 2004
    Went up the Marangu route. Lots of people. It was my first high-altitiude expereience, I think this route is best for that. If I did it again I would take a different route.
  • Log #4077 - by MICHAEL A. OTNISKY on Oct 02, 2004
    Ascent route: Machame route with Western Breach Option. First night Machame Hut--2nd night at Shira camp..3rd night at Lava Tower (please note--a few of the tour groups would recommend that you stay...
  • Log #4076 - by Ian Macfarlane on Oct 01, 2004
    Four likely lads from Guiseley, Yorkshire, ENGLAND, Mac, Dave, Kev & Foxy summitted via the Machame Route at 06:00 hrs Saturday 07/07/2001. All ate shit for six hours during summit night as the...
  • Log #4075 - by Coleman W on Sep 30, 2004
    Leaving for Kili in a few weeks on 8-5-01. If anyone has any helpful hints they would be appreciated.
  • Log #3598 - by The Guide on Sep 29, 2004
    Correction- On June 11, 2004, Nicholas Gleeson from Australia states that," He is the first Blind climber to summit Kilimanjaro" This is an incredible feat!I am not sure who was the first...
  • Log #4074 - by Owen Jenkins on Sep 29, 2004
    One mother of a mountain. Don't think about it, do it. Zara Travel will get you to the top. Big thanks to the guides Kessy and Hubert, and to my mates Jim, Tadd and Andy, who helped me get to the...
  • Log #3599 - by Johan Beukema / Judit Steenge on Sep 28, 2004
    We climbed via the Machame route with a Dutch group of 12. Reaching the Crater Rim at Stella Point after 4 years of dreaming of this mountain was an experience for us both that cannot be...
  • Log #4073 - by Patrick T McInerney on Sep 28, 2004
    Via Marangu route. Weather clear above 3500m, warm days (28C approx) cool nights (0C approx). No problems up to Kibo at 4700m. Team's ascent from to Kibo to Uhuru was quite rapid, about 6 hours...
  • Log #4072 - by JORDI on Sep 27, 2004
    I'm looking for emails of kilimanjaro tours companies in Arusha (Tanzania) in order to make a reservation to start the climb in 9/8/2001. Please sendme any information about these companies (i have...
  • Log #4071 - by Denise Israel on Sep 26, 2004
    Our family of four (me, my husband and our daughters, 19 and 15, had a great experience with Bushbuck Safaris in Arusha, our guide Charles and his assistant Vincent were wonderful. The climb was an...
  • Log #4070 - by Ana Ortiz on Sep 25, 2004
    I'm going to climb Kilimanjaro this summer and I would like to know if any people have experiences about using contact lenses at this altittude, problems with low temperatures or similar. Besides,...
  • Log #3600 - by Carlos Velasco Felipe on Sep 24, 2004
    Just...wow!!!!.
  • Log #4069 - by Malcolm Davies on Sep 24, 2004
    Summitted 0645 hrs by the Machame route with 10 members of Explore worldwide along with 3 guides led by Meckson. 2 other members reached Stella Point.
  • Log #4068 - by Robert Sumaye on Sep 23, 2004
    I've read the information provided and I was very happy except for one thing. The thing is; the nearest major airport is not Nairobi Kenya but rather Kilimanjaro International Airport, this is...
  • Log #4067 - by Christina Stoltzfus on Sep 22, 2004
    I'm one of the few who did NOT make it to the top, but I want to put in a good word for Zara Travel and our guide, Saidi Ngaina. We had an excellent climb. Saidi, some porters, and some of our party...
  • Log #3601 - by Neil on Sep 21, 2004
    Climbed it in July 1992 aged 16, would like to return and climb it a harder way.
  • Log #4066 - by Tom Gmitter on Sep 21, 2004
    I completed a seven day Zara Travel hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route with a successful summit of Uhuru Peak on July 31, 2001. The Rongai Route is one of the least used trails on Kili,...
  • Log #4065 - by Lynn Emerick and Douglas Spaeth on Sep 20, 2004
    We took the Machame Route. Our guides, Onesti, Prosper, and Wilbard, and our porters were great. It snowed the night of our summit attempt at the high camp (Barafu). It was probably about 5 F with a...
  • Log #3602 - by Christiane Feierskov on Sep 19, 2004
    We were 10 people (5 guys, 5 girls) and everybody made it to Uhuru Peak thanks to our amazing guides, Frederick and Lemomo from Sunshine Tours! None of us had ever climbed a mountain before, but we...
  • Log #4064 - by paul lanyi on Sep 19, 2004
    Help! When you visit tanzania, you'll be shocked by how poor the people are and the tattered or inappropriate clothing your porters wear. I have been gathering clothes to send them, but the shipping...
  • Log #3603 - by Chris Harvey on Sep 18, 2004
    Hmmm... long time ago now! Took the Machame route with guide and did over two weeks, so had a long time to acclimatise. Cannot remember the time of year - end of the season I think. I was 27 and, at...
  • Log #4063 - by Nicola Freshney on Sep 18, 2004
    A hard final day but well worth it for the stunning views from the top
  • Log #4062 - by ^mike on Sep 17, 2004
    besonderer dank gilt meinen freunden heinz,christian und ingo.
  • Log #4061 - by Andres Ferrer on Sep 16, 2004
    4 Spaniards and 2 Swedish (ages 30 to 57) all to Gillman's Point and 4 on to Uhuru Peak, with Zara tours guide Allen. Allen did a great job by setting the adequate pace: SLOW. It's a personal...
  • Log #3604 - by Jim and Anne Lombard on Sep 15, 2004
    Our Kenyan friend Fitz was the only one in our group of three to make Uhuru with our guide Lameik. My wife Anne was sick at Stella and very scared so myself and guide Mohamed took her down....
  • Log #4060 - by Rita Ospelt on Sep 15, 2004
    What an incredible experienceto reach Uhuru Peak and watch the sun rise over the glaciers.There were five of us(Michelle,Scott,Greg,Brian and myself,Rita) and all of us made it to the peak thanks to...
  • Log #4059 - by Mario Dutil on Sep 14, 2004
    C'est une montagne qui n'est pas technique, c'est plus tot facile pour un 5000 metres,mais la majorite des gens qui essaient de se rendre au sommet n'y parviennent pas, par manque...
  • Log #3605 - by Tim Kaye on Sep 13, 2004
    I Want to clarify summit entry regarding ascent of Kilimanjaro On August 31, 2004. The climber that died was in a party that summited the day before we did (August 30, 2004). That party was not...
  • Log #4058 - by Amanda Smallwood on Sep 13, 2004
    It was such an amazing experience, tough but well worth the effort.
  • Log #4057 - by Rick Bakker on Sep 12, 2004
    It was great, but man it was tough. My tip of the day: DO take Diamox and also bring shampoo. I've never been so filthy in my life and wasn't able to shower for 6 days. Also, a tip for the women,...
  • Log #3606 - by Tim Kaye on Sep 11, 2004
    My son (27) and I (54) summited Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Pk) with the assistance of F&S Kiliwarriors. Camped at Crater Camp the night before under a full moon...awesome! Climber in party that summited...
  • Log #3607 - by Khaled El Shalakany on Sep 11, 2004
    Summitted UHURU Peak at 7.30 am from the Marangu Route (i.e. via Gillman's Point), was accompanied by my son Adam El Shalakany (17) and Cousin Hussein Gohar. Great view, the moon still visible at one...
  • Log #4056 - by Bjørn Revil on Sep 11, 2004
    Summited Uhuru as part of a 13 person Norwegian group. All 13 reached Uhuru! The local staff made a lot of good work and a lot of good food. Climbing Kili without them would be completely...
  • Log #3608 - by Ashraf A. Osman on Sep 10, 2004
    My 50th birthday gift to myself, accompanied by a wonderful group of friends (17-50 yrs), we took Marangu route and enjoyed every bit of it. I strongly recommend this adventure to anyone, you will...
  • Log #3609 - by Tom Elliott on Sep 10, 2004
    Youngest climber in the group was 13! Oldest was 54!
  • Log #4055 - by Emma Holyland on Sep 10, 2004
    We made it to Uhuru Peak at 8am on the 13th August 2001. We were freezing cold and absolutely shattered but it was the most amazing experience ever and you felt like you were on top of the world. The...
  • Log #4054 - by Coleman W on Sep 09, 2004
    Climbed the Lemosho/Machame route. Made it to Stella Point right at sunrise. Only took 30-45 more minutes to get to Uhuru. I took diamox, and it got me to the top in good health so I guess it works.
  • Log #4053 - by Martyn Roberts on Sep 08, 2004
    we were deserted by our guide at the summit!!
  • Log #4052 - by Stig Nohlert on Sep 07, 2004
    Machame Route via Shira, Lava Tower, which we climbed 62m straight up with a fantastic view (altitude at LavaTower top 4693 m). Then down to Barranco. We decided to go via Arrow Glacier (4862m) after...
  • Log #4051 - by John Connaughton on Sep 06, 2004
    In 1972 I hitchhiked from Johannesburg, RSA, up to Nairobi, Kenya. Since the road passed Kilimanjaro I got out and went to climb it. You are supposed to have a whole big party to do that but the path...
  • Log #3611 - by Lindsay Hyde on Sep 05, 2004
    I wore seven layers and it still couldn't keep me warm. I'm recovering from not only mild frostbite but also stomach cramps, and when I summited I was so tired I didn't really care. BUT, it was...
  • Log #4050 - by Andre & Antoine van Heerden on Sep 05, 2004
    My son, Antoine and I staggered to Uhuru peak in a blizzard with the expert help of our guide Masoud Buruti from Zara, and lots of encouragement from our fellow climbers. Antoine was only 9 years old...
  • Log #3612 - by GRANT MACCALL on Sep 04, 2004
    With absolutely no experience of altitude and this being a new experience my entrance to the challenge some what blind and as a novice turned out to work in my favour along with lady luck!! It was...
  • Log #3613 - by Colin Davies on Sep 04, 2004
    Rongai route over 4 days (acclimatised at Mawenzi). No altitude sickness problems but the ascent to Uhuru peak was probably the most physically exhausting thing I've ever done. But what a view from...
  • Log #3614 - by Shelley on Sep 04, 2004
    I actually attempted Kili two weeks earlier and had to descend due to altitude sickness... flashy lights, liquid coming out of my ear, horrible headache, jerky movement... I tried again and made it...
  • Log #4049 - by Bambi Wineland on Sep 04, 2004
    Fabulous mountain - fabulous trekking company! Three of us, Brad, Tom and myself - Bambi, summited with Marangu Hotel guide Evance at 7:00 AM on 6/30/01. The climb was tough but persistence pays!...
  • Log #4048 - by Kehl Mandt on Sep 03, 2004
    It took me six days to climb the mountain and nothing could have prepared me for the challange. I climbed the marango route which is the easiest. But at the same time I got a bad flu type virus so...
  • Log #4047 - by Jenny Miller on Sep 02, 2004
    Whatever you do, do not rush...for sake of acclimating and for sake of enjoying the absolutely amazing experience take your time-- I made "pole pole" swahilli for "slowly, slowly"...
  • Log #4046 - by Bryan Flake on Sep 01, 2004
    Climbed with my brother, Layne Flake. Had a great trip in every way. Got to Uhuru Peak in good shape. Warm all the way with a nice full moon and fresh snow lighting the way.
  • Log #3615 - by Adria Owens on Aug 31, 2004
    The trek was amazing. I attribute a large part of my experience to the outfitter(F&S Kiliwarrior). The country of Tanzania and its people are as much a part of the trip as the mountain. My top...
  • Log #3616 - by Meng Horng on Aug 31, 2004
    This was the second time I (we) went to Kilimanjaro and I'm 63. The first time was Oct. 12, 2001 through Machame Route. This time was from Western Breach Route.
  • Log #4045 - by Mike Pope on Aug 31, 2004
    The months of planning, mentally preparing for the unknown (above 3000m), meeting and climbing with a great bunch of people, including 9 year old Antoine van Heerden. Then after having traversed the...
  • Log #4044 - by carsten on Aug 30, 2004
    we`ve been there at the end of the rainy season (delayed absolutly)the first 3-4 days it was raining and raining ,foggy, moisty and behind 2000m quite cold (13°C) but its so beatifull there for...
  • Log #4043 - by Hannah Merson on Aug 29, 2004
    Climbed Kilimanjaro with Explore Worldwide via the Marangu route. It was amazing although the summit day was a bit of a killer ( there were times I thought I wouldn't do it ), but the views from the...
  • Log #4042 - by Berit Pedersen on Aug 28, 2004
    Pole, pole. Drink plenty of water, go at your own pace, and stop to enjoy the views.
  • Log #3617 - by Anya brzezinski on Aug 27, 2004
    On Feb 15 2004 my husband asked me what I would like for my special birthday. My answer was: Surprise me. Six months later and the 24 hours before departure I was informed about my surprise-CLIMBING...
  • Log #3618 - by TOMEK Brzezinski on Aug 27, 2004
    Go to Kili, or rather "Go-Kili.com" (a.k.a K&S Kiliwarrior) for they are the best. Though most would explain their excellence in the climbing business due to their superior, top-of-the-line climbing...
  • Log #4041 - by Arild Ingebrigtsen on Aug 27, 2004
    We did the Machame route. It was not as hard as expected. I didn't take any drugs (Diamox etc.) and felt relatively strong.
  • Log #4040 - by Mel Pareti on Aug 26, 2004
    A test of mental and physical capacity...has made me have future plans to climb higher and techinically difficult peaks...remember to pack light...pole, pole.
  • Log #4039 - by Gabi Borrs on Aug 25, 2004
    It was my first 3000 m mountain. Nice weather & sight. I want to climb it again this summer.
  • Log #3619 - by Laird Broughton on Aug 24, 2004
    Summited this month in five days. Some words of advice on things to take that you might not think of: -- if you live below 5,000 feet, take diamox! start it three days before your climb and continue...
  • Log #4038 - by John l. Semmlow and Susanne Oldham on Aug 24, 2004
    For the two of us, we had a guide and four porters for the 5 day climb. I though it was a little excessive. However, when I got down, I found that the porters were getting about $2/day (remember...
  • Log #3620 - by Andreas Koehn on Aug 22, 2004
    Our group of ten climbers and four guides started at midnight from Kibo-Hut and reached Gilmanns Point right at sunrise after a hard and exhausting ascent; seven of us including two guides went on to...
  • Log #3621 - by David E. Kenney on Aug 22, 2004
    Fortunately, after the greet and meet at the airport, we were escorted by Wilber and Bonaventure all the way to the Summitt of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The professiuonal guides and hard-working porters of...
  • Log #4036 - by Ann Brown on Aug 22, 2004
    Awesomest thing I have ever done! Made it to Uhuru Peak along with 35 of my buddies. 35 for 35! You don't see those kind of numbers very often. What are the statistics? 1 in 9 to Uhuru? All of you...
  • Log #4035 - by Daniele and Alessandro Struppa on Aug 21, 2004
    We followed the Shira Route, under the guidance of Samia and Lawrence, from Mountain Madness. Our summit day begun at 5 in the morning from the Arrow Glacier Camp, and after summiting at 5.30 in...
  • Log #4034 - by Rolf Gregersen on Aug 20, 2004
    We took the Shira Route. Great idea, because you have time to adjust to the altitude and time to enjoy the mountain. Always polepole and lots of water. During the night climb to the summit: don't try...
  • Log #3622 - by Tim Ihle on Aug 19, 2004
    What an amazing place! I hope that it will never get spoiled. The African people are what make this trip so unique and unforgettable.
  • Log #4033 - by Marek Solka on Aug 19, 2004
    cepro, diamox, and malaria pills very usefull. Don't bathe in the streams Don't eat the yellow snow!!!
  • Log #4032 - by Brian Machin on Aug 18, 2004
    Wonderful views Too cold really Never go again !!
  • Log #3623 - by Kim Savage on Aug 17, 2004
    Reached Stella Point just after sunrise following a moonlit trek from Barafu Camp. Went via Shira Route. Great weather, full (actually blue) moon on summit day, very little wind and quite warm (6...
  • Log #4031 - by Carson & Morley Wolfer on Aug 17, 2004
    Father and son Uhuru summit
  • Log #4030 - by Julia Saunders on Aug 16, 2004
    Our journey to the roof of Africa was organised by two blind brothers, Geoff and Miles Hilton-Barber, through Tribe Safari (South Africa). Four blind people made it to the summit and deserve great...
  • Log #3624 - by Benno U Ihle on Aug 15, 2004
    What a great way to reach the summit with the expert guidance of F&S and Wilbert and the team.Never was there any doubt that we would not make it under the guidance. ginko was the only thing we...
  • Log #4029 - by Joshua Kaufman on Aug 15, 2004
    Its not your aptitude but your attitude which will determine your altitude!
  • Log #4028 - by Bob Gross on Aug 14, 2004
    A group of 12 went up via the Shira Plateau - Western Breach Route. The Arrow Glacier climb was the big day (going from 16,000' to 18,800'), and camping inside the crater was weird. After doing the...
  • Log #4027 - by Michele Liccardi on Aug 13, 2004
    I NEVER thought I could do this. With encouragement and support of my 14 member group, I made it to Uhuru in 10 hours! Pole-pole like never before! BREATHING & water are so important. My coaches...
  • Log #3625 - by Eben Schoeman on Aug 12, 2004
    Our group of 4 reached the summit in bright sunshine after spending the night camping on the crater rim next to the glacier. It was my 2nd time at the summit! The first time was via Machame. This...
  • Log #4026 - by Naomi Barclay on Aug 12, 2004
    17 years old and I cant't believe I actually made it to the top of the highest peak in Africa! There was a group of 21 and 17 of us made it to Uhura. we were a World Challenge group and it was a...
  • Log #4025 - by Jure Pejanovic on Aug 11, 2004
    Karibu! Group of 5 Sloveanian (Dusan, Igor, Sandi, Niko, Jure) climbed via Marango Route in 5 days. All of us reached the Uhuru Peak, with just a few problems of altitude. It is amazing experience,...
  • Log #4024 - by James L. Erb on Aug 10, 2004
    Enjoyed pictures better than being there (due to altitude sickness). 5 day safari walking some 70 miles. However was exhillerating experience. Especially remember running down the "skree"...
  • Log #4023 - by Tod E. Duran on Aug 09, 2004
    We experienced extreme cold (tempatures around 0 degress Fahrenheit) during our summit day, effecting our headlamps and freezing all of our water. We had glow sticks for back up light. Highly...
  • Log #3626 - by Amanda Dates on Aug 08, 2004
    We reached Stella Point at around 6:20am and Uhuru about 45 minutes later via Machame route. We trekked under a full moon and were greeted by a stunning sunrise. Our guides were spectacular as...
  • Log #4022 - by Nick J. Swinhart on Aug 08, 2004
    Made the summit with my wife (who had never been above 5000') on Aug 23, 2000, 6 day Marangu Route climb, with Zara Tours and our excellent guide, Jackson. Physically I found it to be much ado about...
  • Log #4021 - by Paul Fraine on Aug 07, 2004
    An unforgetable 6 day climb to Uhuru Peak. Shot a video diary to remind me and others of the agony and ecstacy of 'killing the kil'
  • Log #3627 - by Thomas Baker on Aug 06, 2004
    Summit day was my birthday, and standing at Uhuru Peak watching a magnificent sunrise was an unforgettable experience. We managed the climb in five days, without experiencing any major symptoms of...
  • Log #3628 - by Oliver Morley on Aug 06, 2004
    Ignore the guidebooks we made it to Uhuru after 5 days, a cracking experience just make sure your camera doesn't freeze!!
  • Log #4020 - by wouter verpoest on Aug 06, 2004
    Machame-Umbwe ascent route: ideal combination, but rough summit attempt (very steep)
  • Log #3629 - by joseph harty on Aug 05, 2004
    only wish i had done it sooner in life, what a grand adventure. i'd like to do it again! if you haven't climbed kilimanjaro or any other peak, do it before its to late. same thought applies to any...
  • Log #4019 - by Christian Sarron on Aug 05, 2004
    Easier than I thought. Harder than I thought.
  • Log #4018 - by Richard Sharp on Aug 04, 2004
    Reached Stella Point at 6.30am after 6 1/2 hours of gut-wrenching, soul-searching effort and a heavy dose of good fortune. Passed numerous casualties of altitude sickness during this time, unable to...
  • Log #4017 - by Alex Gordon on Aug 03, 2004
    I read this log before going and it both frightened angd inspired me. If the altitude doesn't stop you anyone can make it- I did! Could barely go on between gilman's and Uhuru but the other 4 in the...
  • Log #4016 - by Greg Mayes on Aug 02, 2004
    Kilimanjaro? Hakuna Matata! Uhuru peak by sunrise....never again! If you fancy this trip, remember this song our guide taught us on the way up...it goes: "Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro,...
  • Log #4015 - by Jack Hudock on Aug 01, 2004
    Machame Route Awesome Experience I hope the expensive park fees go toward cleaning up the camps
  • Log #4014 - by Balaji Panchapakesan on July 31, 2004
    It was a fun trip. Walking on the tropical rain forest with mud is more difficult than climbing the actual mountain. I thought it was a practical joke when i was walking on the mud. But above 13000...
  • Log #3630 - by Steve Crow on July 30, 2004
    JUST DO IT!!!! Saw a lady on a 6 day climb package.. 71 years of age..... She made it!
  • Log #4013 - by Lenaye Hudock on July 30, 2004
    Great adventure-robbers, armed soldiers, full moon, jupiter and saturn, sans the reiko food enhancer, frozen toes, seeing God, could have stayed on the summit all day!
  • Log #4012 - by Ilse Hayes on July 29, 2004
    Climbed Kilimanjaro via the Machame route. The summit day was quite hard, due to altitude. It was a great experience.
  • Log #4011 - by Rupert Freeman on July 28, 2004
    Climbed the Rongai route with Exodus/African Walking Co. Paying punters: April, Tim, Frank, Geoff, Jeff, Paul, Dom, Patrick & Rupert all made it for a sunny photo call at the top. We were lucky...
  • Log #4010 - by Mike Crawford on July 27, 2004
    Climbing Kilimanjaro surpassed my expectations, and was an experience that I will never forget. Zara Travel provided us with an excellent team of porters and guides. Tips were a confusing and awkward...
  • Log #4009 - by John Rudolph on July 26, 2004
    Hired my own rag tag team in Arusha by walking around and assessing the self proclaimed guides. The reason - it is as close to doing it unguided when you do not expect much from a "guide."...
  • Log #4008 - by Andrew Kearney on July 25, 2004
    Mentally and physically exhausted we made it to Uhuru with the help of Happisan from the African Walking Company and posed with a "Happy 30th Birthday" banner for my wife Jane! Hi to Alun,...
  • Log #4007 - by Alun Davies on July 24, 2004
    Physically exhausting, Mentally exhausting, Emotionally overwhelming, bloody satisfying Travelled with Exodus/African Walking Company, cannot recommend them highly enough.
  • Log #4006 - by Liz Davies on July 23, 2004
    Wonderful experience although not sure I would want to recommend anyone to suffer the effects of altitude sickness. Hope you enjoyed your Birthday prezzie Janey! Which summit shall we climb for...
  • Log #4005 - by Monique on July 22, 2004
    THis site was very usefull and had alot of good history and infomation used to make a good paper thank you
  • Log #4004 - by Dan Kranefuss on July 21, 2004
    I cannot thank our guide Godlisten enough, as he got us to Uhuru peak two minutes before sunrise--perfect timing because once you're up there you don't want to hang out too long. We completed our...
  • Log #4003 - by maryam limbada on July 20, 2004
    Asante sana !!!!!!!!! to the guides, cooks and porters , of ZARA Co. , without whome the experience of my summit would not have been the same !!!!!!! I highly reccomend guide Benjamin Archy and his...
  • Log #4002 - by Dale Osborne on July 19, 2004
    Did it on Friday the 13th.(Full moon)Mike, Julie, Myself and guides Eric and Steve. Went via Machame with extra aclimation day. Highly worth it.
  • Log #4001 - by burty on July 18, 2004
    My complete wisdom of everything in the universe would easily fit here. However, I would like to know the cheapest way possible of 'Mounting Jilly Killiman.'
  • Log #3631 - by Elizabeth on July 17, 2004
    Just found this site, seems a good time to post, as I have literally in the last two days decided to try again! I got to Gilman's Point when I was 17. Went with World Challenge (and organized guides...
  • Log #4000 - by Mick Postin on July 17, 2004
    Brilliant experience.Climbed Mt Meru first to acclimatise - so glad I did - an experience in itself, plus saw some wildlife, including elephant.This seemed to prepare me well for Kili which I did via...
  • Log #3999 - by Jon Hind on July 16, 2004
    What a fabulous feeling to finally see the crater rim at 0500 in the half light before dawn. We arrived at Uhuru a little before sunrise and had the summit to ourselves for a glorious few minutes....
  • Log #3998 - by Rich Lowery on July 15, 2004
    Anyone who is thinking of Klimbing Kili, I say do it. It was the most rewarding experience I have ever obtained. A few pieces of advice. We did the Maranga Route(Coca-Cola).
  • Log #3997 - by Kilian Roedder on July 14, 2004
    It was one of the highlights in my life. A very exciting tour.
  • Log #3996 - by Matt Brandon on July 13, 2004
    Had a wonderful experience with ZARA and our guide, Chombo. Machame route was beautiful and less trafficked than the Marangu. Would highly recommend bringing your own very warm sleeping bag. The one...
  • Log #3995 - by Joe Beck on July 12, 2004
    I guess I am an oldtimer by other dates I have seen here. Did we have the internet in 1985?? :)! Hey, it says the peak is 19563'/5963 meters tall. Back when I summitted it was only 19340'/5895...
  • Log #3994 - by Nick Kelso on July 11, 2004
    - Ascent of standard route = group of 7 - 3 Tony Oflaherty, Terrence Truscott, Nick kelso made Uhuru,Other 4 Jane Boorman, John & Liz Carpenter, Jerry Baum all made Gilmans - would strongly...
  • Log #3992 - by Stefan Knecht / Oliver Gilles on July 10, 2004
    WARNING Tanzania / Arusha, Kilimanjaro Tour: TANBEL Services Tourism / KILI Tours DO NOT TRECK to Kilimanjaro with Arusha-based TANBEL / KILI and beware of Mr Benson MASANGYA. We had to quit the...
  • Log #3632 - by scott stensland on July 09, 2004
    spectacular trek to the summit. beautiful cloud forest at lower elevations with unique vegetation. I have traveled across 6 continents and dozens of countries and Kilimanjaro is at the top of my list
  • Log #3991 - by Jon Risvig on July 09, 2004
    Went to Uhuru Peak by Machame Route. No climbing - lots of walking. Great idea to go with your girlfriend/boyfriend as there is plenty of time to enjoy nature and talk about what ever you want to...
  • Log #3990 - by Olly Evans on July 08, 2004
    Generally a great time, but some mixed feelings about Kili. The place was beautiful and the walk (Machame route) was reasonably challenging. Our guide, Balthazar from Transkibo Travels and the...
  • Log #3989 - by Nilam Bedi on July 07, 2004
    I was part of a 5-person group from high school in nairobi, Kenya. Our equipment was very rudimentary...let alone insulated parkas and climbing/hiking boots, some of us relied on used "jungle...
  • Log #3633 - by Alasdair Ssholto-Douglas on July 06, 2004
    The fact that I am trawling Kili websites after summitting is testimony to the allure of this remarkable natural spectacle.
  • Log #3988 - by Chris on July 06, 2004
    climbing this mountain was the greatest experience of my life, although i did not reach the summit, i will go back and this time i will reach the summit, and good luck to any one who tries (and...
  • Log #3987 - by Chris on July 05, 2004
    "I was a member of a team of 17 people, 1 of which was blind, we all helped guied the blind man named paul up the mountain. Only 5 members reached the summit. The 5 people went for the summit...
  • Log #3986 - by Tim Harrison on July 04, 2004
    Summitted with a group of 14. Weather awful but experience excellent. Machame Route used and Summit reached in 5 hrs 45 mins from Barafu Hut. Im sure this is a record!!
  • Log #3634 - by trevor hunter on July 03, 2004
    Climbed with 6 friends via lemosho route using Zara Tours Good route if you have time (8 days), allows for acclimitisation . All 7 made uhuru together it was great , we were well prepared and...
  • Log #3985 - by Bob Mac Donald on July 03, 2004
    Climbing up the Machame route is best in terms of lack of crowding and better scenery. Going down the Marangu route is a HECK of a lot easier than going down the steep, wet Mweka route! Alex Ulomi...
  • Log #3984 - by mikko kallio on July 02, 2004
    Me, my brother and my father all made it to the Uhuru peak with the help from our guides Aloyce and Stewart from Predators Safari Club. Even though we were using the Marangu route and we had the...
  • Log #3983 - by Eileen Mac Donald on July 01, 2004
    The night of the ascent was a beautiful clear night with lots of stars including the Southern Cross (first time to see it for me) and then an incredible sunrise!! The top of Kibo was spectacular!!!...
  • Log #3982 - by Haroon Choudhri on June 30, 2004
    i had a great climb with Alpine Ascents International. This was a wonderful experience for me even though I stopped just short of the summit.
  • Log #3981 - by Jason Moretto on June 29, 2004
    Millennium summit at Uhuru Peak on January 1, 2000 at ~9:30 am. Used the Machame route up through the Western Breach and descended by Mweka route. Strongly recommend ascending by the Western Breach...
  • Log #3980 - by Ebrahim Ali on June 28, 2004
    Superb time! Used Zara Tours (highly recommend this outfit - especially the shower back at Springlands in Moshi). If you're reading this John, where the hell did you disappear to at the end?!?
  • Log #3635 - by Gary A. Knoke on June 27, 20044 Stars
    Well, I did reach the summit of Kilimanjaro, which was the objective. That said, I should precede the balance of my comments with the following: 1) I hate camping, 2) The high altitude broke a...
  • Log #3979 - by sarah dell on June 27, 2004
    im going on charity exped in 2001 if there is any advise you can give me please please send me some. your help in this matter would be appreciated. thank-you.
  • Log #3636 - by Sarah Jackson on June 26, 2004
    I reached Uhuru Peak on feb. 7 2004 via the Machame route with my dad, 4 new friends, and the great guides of a&k. We had fabulous weather, quite cold and plenty of snow but no wind, and a lovely...
  • Log #3978 - by rick moore on June 26, 2004
    Wow, what an incredible experience! From monkeys in the rain forest to 70mph wind gusts on the Arctic summit, we saw it all. The summit day was much harder than most people say. I'm in excellent...
  • Log #3637 - by MANUEL JOSE NKUNI on June 25, 2004
    "The day is too short that`s why I wake up early-I will never stop climbing mountains,cause,I loved already the only night-club I can listen to the silent music as well as exploring my lost...
  • Log #3977 - by rick moore on June 25, 2004
    Oops, I forgot to add the most important part of our trip. Before I left for Kili, my family gave me all kinds of clothing and toys for the children of Moshi. It was an amazing experience to give the...
  • Log #3638 - by Frances Ber on June 24, 2004
    Jambo! It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I took the Marangu route and it was challenging on the last day to the summit but, with the help of my guides, Amani and Winford (from...
  • Log #3639 - by Christine Theodorovics on June 24, 2004
    Machame Route - great climb, however lots of rain and mud. Summited Stella Point at 6am - great sunrise - 45min later on Uhuru Point! Great day and thanx to my guide Herment!
  • Log #3976 - by Marike Koppenol on June 24, 2004
    One of the best experiences of my life - awesome!
  • Log #3975 - by Richard Neustedter on June 23, 2004
    The Shira Plateau route is the best and I enjoyed the gradual hike up with friends Ed McGehee, Steve Cason and Stacy Dedinas.
  • Log #3974 - by ALEXANDER MCFALL on June 22, 2004
    Don't underestimate this mountain the toughest few hours of my life were on summit my night.
  • Log #3973 - by Marc Stols on June 21, 2004
    Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano that stands 5895m(19340ft) high just south of the equator in Tanzania - East Africa. It is the highest mountain in Africa and also the tallest free-standing mountain...
  • Log #3972 - by Cristiana Peluffo on June 20, 2004
    Wonderful trip by Machame Route! Just a little bit wet.
  • Log #3971 - by Godfried Warreyn on June 19, 2004
    The day of my 50th birthday I stood together with my son on UHURU-peak!
  • Log #3969 - by Graeme Scandrett-Smith on June 18, 2004
    Jambo my friends!! Whilst Jambo and Pole-Pole are the only words of swahili that I can remember, I will never forget the views and feelings that I experienced on reaching Uhuru with my long time...
  • Log #3968 - by ong chee chye on June 17, 2004
    No symtons of AMS throughout the trek except feeling fatigue after Gillman point. Took 250mg of Acetazolamide (medical name for Diamox) twice dail on ascent (one in the morning and one in the...
  • Log #3640 - by Julius Shayo on June 16, 2004
    It was a wonderful experience and i will never forget it. I stopped at Gilman's point but still it was adventious
  • Log #3967 - by stefano lugli on June 16, 2004
    http://mysite.ciaoweb.it/sputnik/
  • Log #3966 - by Carl Tirrito on June 15, 2004
    Anybody attempting this should certainely go slowly especially in the early stages and definately at Kibo area upto the summit. Never forget your sun glasses and sunblock/sunscreen factor 25 at...
  • Log #3965 - by Kirill Grach on June 14, 2004
    I climbed Kili via Machame -Western breach-Mweka route in 5 days (six or seven days would have been MUCH more desirable.) I paid $600, and carried my own gear. I had a guide and a poter, who were...
  • Log #3964 - by Richard Casey on June 13, 2004
    I am hoping to climb Killi' in my gap year, but i was wondering if anyone could tell me if it is possible to climb with minimal scrambling skill and also i would be very interested in hearing from...
  • Log #3962 - by Steven F. Anderson on June 12, 2004
    What a wonderful high altitude peak to climb for a middle-aged, unatheletic, armchair mountaineer. All it takes is endurance, attitude, and a supportive team. Our group of 8 took the Machame/Mweka...
  • Log #3641 - by Lim Yeng Kiat on June 11, 2004
    Check out my homepage url to obtain a full description of my unforgettable climb via Machame route to the Uhuru Peak. Not to forget to sign my signbook, please.
  • Log #3642 - by Nicholas Gleeson on June 11, 2004
    I was the first blind man to summit kilimanjaro
  • Log #3961 - by Scott Belle on June 11, 2004
    I never knew that the person inside me was so detemine to summit, every time I wanted to quit my legs kept moving. I know now, that if I can climb to the roof of Africa,I can do anything I put my...
  • Log #3960 - by Dan Ecott on June 10, 2004
    What a great mountain. Climbing in January or February (holiday season in Tanzania) gives you the best weather. Our group got just that. The week previous, however, there was a snowstorm on the...
  • Log #3958 - by Robert Fletcher on June 09, 2004
    Jambo, The three of us are quite experienced climbers and wanted to climb by the Barranco Wall. We thought we had found a good deal in Moshi with a guide, but later we found that parts of the tent...
  • Log #3957 - by Halli Kristinsson on June 08, 2004
    Well, I did it and I thought I should put it on record here!
  • Log #3956 - by Elizabeth on June 07, 2004
    Our party of 4 climbed the Machame route with the Marangu Hotel. It was the hardest thing we have ever done, but we made it Uhuru! The guides and Joseph were wonderful. The Marangu hotel was...
  • Log #3955 - by Matthew Brady on June 06, 2004
    Great time was had by all. Not too hard apart from final climb to Uhuru Peak through the night. Very cold. Seeing people with altitude sickness was quite shocking.
  • Log #3954 - by Eric Cheng on June 05, 2004
    Fantastic trip! Summitting at dawn by moonlight was amazing. I've prepared a kilimanjaro resource page, which includes the contents of my journal. It can be found at: ...
  • Log #3953 - by Dave Sturgeon on June 04, 2004
    It's a fantastic climb if you're with good friends and have the highly competant and professional guides and porters we did (From the Capricorn Hotel-http://www.africaonline.co.tz/capricornhotel/.)...
  • Log #3952 - by mehdi jabedar maralani on June 03, 2004
    I want to climbing Kilimanjaro Peak I need to information for climbing.if possibe please inform me. B.regards Mehdi Jabedar
  • Log #3951 - by Paul Endley on June 02, 2004
    Went up the Marangu Route and had an excellent time. Our group spent the extra day at Horonbu to acclimatise. Not only are the views from here spectacular but this also greatly improves your chances...
  • Log #3950 - by Dennis Morrod on June 01, 2004
    I first climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in May, 1963. Kibo hut was a very small (quarter the size it is now)stone built building. The mountain, except for us twelve Royal Marines was apparently - empty. I...
  • Log #3643 - by Deep Parekh on May 31, 2004
    Headache medecine is super-critical, without which I would not have been able to make it.
  • Log #3949 - by vidar lund on May 31, 2004
    If doing the Marangu route, use 6 days instead of 5! Make sure that the cook is good. Bring warm clothes for the summit. Also bring light clothes. The path is very easy to walk, I used T-shirt and...
  • Log #3948 - by yoav barak on May 30, 2004
    5 days through the lovely Machame trail.
  • Log #3947 - by berry van welzen on May 29, 2004
    I climbed this huge mountain via the Machame-route with my new friend Yoav from Israel. I think we (with our guides and porters from Crown Bird tours in Moshi) made a great team. The route was...
  • Log #3644 - by Ian Ripper on May 28, 2004
    It was my pleasure to summit with the rest of the group. We were paid for by Guerba Tours and in exchange we all raised money to build a nursery school at Marangu village at the base of Kili. Guerba...
  • Log #3645 - by Helene Barrette on May 28, 2004
    Leaving Arrow Glacier Camp at 11:30pm, under the fullest moon I've ever seen, we followed the Shira Plateau / Western Breach route to the Summit Cone, which we reached just before day break. We had a...
  • Log #3946 - by Steve and Morag wylie on May 28, 2004
    We trekked with Gane & Marshall, a UK firm. EXCELLENT. Guides were Felix and Joachim. EXCELLENT.
  • Log #3945 - by Jeff Ward on May 27, 2004
    Ascended on the Machame route, guided by Wally Berg and Thobias Motley (Alpine Ascents International). The route was beautiful and demanding. For several days I went much more slowly than my friends,...
  • Log #3944 - by penny smith cepull on May 26, 2004
    a very exhilirating,enjoyable climb. went with jambo!travels of torrance, ca. my guide was steven and asst guide reginald. they made it the all and more that i'd hoped it would be.
  • Log #3943 - by Jim Bement on May 25, 2004
    Wisdom would be asking a bit much after all the hypoxia, but my girlfriend Susan Mantyla (at age 45) and I (at age 44) summited around noon on a beautiful clear day just right for looking out over...
  • Log #3942 - by Johannes Sauer on May 24, 2004
    Great climb on Marangu Route, very easy so every "average sportsman" can do it. Take time for an acclimatization day at Horombo huts. Make a trip to the zebra rocks at 4000m up to the...
  • Log #3941 - by Lee Spencer on May 23, 2004
    Breathtaking, absolutely mentally and physically draining.. but probably the best holiday I have ever had(certainly the most challenging!!) Watched the sunrise at Gilmans at 0545 and summitted 2...
  • Log #3940 - by Jonah Creed on May 22, 2004
    Machame route. Reached the summit at 7:30 am. By far the toughest thing that i have ever attempted both physically and mentally. It took everything that i had.
  • Log #3939 - by Mark Walsh on May 21, 2004
    Fantastic achievement and experience for me personally and my buddies Val, Bob & Paul. If only one was not so 'nackered' on reaching the summit one might appreciate it more. Will I do it again ?...
  • Log #3938 - by Christen Knudby on May 20, 2004
    Nice walk. Too many people though.
  • Log #3937 - by Brijesh Sagar on May 19, 2004
    I had a great time along the Marangu route. It was very easy until Kibo! 11.15pm is not a comfortable time to hike up the steep zigzag up to gillmans point! By the time I got up there, the students...
  • Log #3936 - by Jason Watson on May 18, 2004
    I am planning a trip up Kilimanjaro in March 2002 and would welcome any comments/advice from fellow Brits.
  • Log #3935 - by Stephen J. M. Sollid on May 17, 2004
    Fantastic experience! Had a great time with excelent service from Zara Tours and our guide Goodluck Makupa, who is also an excelent cook. I don't think anyone can explain what it's like to climb this...
  • Log #3933 - by Tom Trimmer on May 16, 2004
    Great climb. Very enjoyable. I did the Marangu or 'Coca-cola' route, staying in huts the whole way up. I had done a 20,000 ft Himalayan peak a month or so previous, so I was in good shape still.
  • Log #3932 - by Kim Rosa on May 15, 2004
    This summit log helped me so much during the planning of my trip, that I feel the need to contribute to it to possibly help others. I took the Machame Route. Beautiful Scenery. Not at all crowded.
  • Log #3647 - by Barbara Munson on May 14, 2004
    My sister-in-law (60)and I (52)went on trek through Thomson Safaris. We have never tekked or climbed anywhere previously. It rained, snowed or sleeted on us every day. Very challenging weather...
  • Log #3931 - by Russell Gellman on May 14, 2004
    Even after reading any amount of guide books the climb and the environement surpassed all expctations. Altitude sickness kicked in on the 2nd day for many of us. Plenty of water 4-5 Ltrs a day and...
  • Log #3930 - by Myron Chan on May 13, 2004
    We, a party of 3 guys, reached the Uhuru peak. It was such a wonderful experience. It's alright for the altitude though had some headache but good sleep, lots of water and food helped a lot. The view...
  • Log #3648 - by Chris on May 12, 2004
    I am organizing a trip to trek Kili and also perhaps go on safari, in 2005. If people are interested please contact me.
  • Log #3929 - by Luigi Pastena on May 12, 2004
    the mountain is my life
  • Log #3928 - by desmond highyon on May 11, 20042 Stars
    kilimanjaro nice place, nice stuff to if you know what i mean.p
  • Log #3927 - by mayjawai sinuai on May 10, 2004
    monkee chased me. vicious little things. the climb was bootieful but monkees ssiisssssss!!!!!!! in tibet some have monkeefobia- but no me- i'm just scared of monkees if i had to do all over agen i'd...
  • Log #3926 - by Jørn Unnerup on May 09, 2004
    From Kibo Hut 0030. 0230 it began to snow. We got 25 cm in a few hours. At Gilmanns Point 0445.
  • Log #3925 - by Tim Fraher on May 08, 2004
    Sunrise at Gilmans, where we observed the curve of the Earth on the horizon, was one of the many highlights of this fantastic experience!!!!! It inspired the treck to Uhuru and the "Roof of...
  • Log #3649 - by Nadine on May 07, 2004
    Was the most awesome experience of my life thus far. Really made me grow, made me realise just how much further I am able to push myself and how much we need to rely on God to give us the strength we...
  • Log #3924 - by Andy Moffat on May 07, 2004
    Travelled up the Rongai route right into the Mawenzi "corrie" too many people don't see this peak at it's best. From there we crossed the Saddle to School Hut, finding quite a few "big...
  • Log #3923 - by Ross Murphy on May 06, 2004
    Machame route (Whiskey) Clear weather, tough climb for amatuers via the Western Breach, but well worth the effort. Not to cold but cold enough for our alpine style attempt.
  • Log #3922 - by Capt Al on May 05, 2004
    Summit day is a long slog up steep scree via The Machame Route. The route has interesting scenery but is very circuitous. While gaining altitude,two days are spent traversing to the left followed by...
  • Log #3921 - by Steven Davis on May 04, 2004
    This was one of the greatest experiences of my entire life. It was anything but easy collectivily speaking which produces the most rewarding results. It was amazing from Uhuru peak, the view was...
  • Log #3918 - by Alain Figer on May 02, 2004
    I climbed it at age 50, spending only two days from Arusha, sleeping at Lava Tower Hut (4600 m).
  • Log #3650 - by Thomas Doppler on Apr 30, 2004
    After climbind Mt. Kenya for acclimatisation, our small group of Austrians (Helene, Alexandra, Günter and me) climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro via Rongai route. Early on August 11 all of us made Uhuru peak.
  • Log #3915 - by Solbritt Hellström & Bell on Apr 29, 2004
    Machame route via Arrowe glaisier, with the best guide possible, Wilson Mosha, Keys Hotel.
  • Log #3913 - by Sarah & Doug Officer on Apr 28, 2004
    Machame-Shira Plateau-Baranco-Barafu-Mweka Barranco was my favorite campsite. I loved the giant lobelia & senecio in the area, climbing the "breakfast wall" the next morning, and...
  • Log #3912 - by Jose Manuel Gonzalez on Apr 27, 2004
    The view of Mawenzi and the African Plateau are worth the climb! Preferebly take the Marangu (normal) route to increase your chances of summitting Uhuru.
  • Log #3911 - by Glenn Ruud on Apr 26, 2004
    Mount Kilimanjaro and especially Uhuru Peak gave me a glimpse of heaven - i loved it
  • Log #3909 - by Charles Grahn on Apr 25, 2004
    After five years of wanting to do it, I finally did so this November, taking the Machame Route via Great Barranco. No vomit; even no headache; but I just wanted to curl up in a ball and go to sleep...
  • Log #3651 - by Marie P. on Apr 24, 2004
    Don't underestemate teh effects of altitude!
  • Log #3908 - by Ty Hardt on Apr 24, 2004
    Take 6 days -- and remember, you get what you pay for when it comes to the experience of your guides! What a view from Uhuru Peak -- with Mt. Meru on one side, Mewenzi on the other. Worth the effort!
  • Log #3653 - by Knut Hanken on Apr 23, 2004
    Kili was a wonderful experience! Me, Linda and Trine climbed the Machame route. Last camp was Arrow Glacier, then we summitted via the Western Breach. Reached Uhuru Peak at 08.25 a.m. Had some heavy...
  • Log #3907 - by Mark Nelson on Apr 23, 2004
    Pole Pole indio mwendo.
  • Log #3906 - by ian rutherford on Apr 22, 2004
    take it slowly and take an extra day to acclimatize...10 out of 15 in our group didn't make it.. for those on summit view was worth it..serengetti plains, and Mount Kenya could be seen on horizon to...
  • Log #3905 - by Carl Malmfeldt on Apr 21, 2004
    Climbed via Shira Plateau route up the western breach. Best part of the trip was the safari in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. 6 days up. High camp on the crater floor.
  • Log #3904 - by Marty Patterson on Apr 20, 2004
    Looking forward to a threepeat! There's something about this ancient mountain (words of Johnny Clegg) that calls you back again and again!!
  • Log #3903 - by Paul J. Olson on Apr 19, 2004
    Conducted a product test for Vasque Outdoor Footwear with an excellent outcome! We chose the Machmae route with an Arrow Glacier ascent. Day 1: 90f with 90% humidity Day 2: Rain, Rain and more...
  • Log #3902 - by Kevin Standage on Apr 18, 2004
    Great mountain, the summit was wonderful. Went via the Umbwe route, hard but worth it. The only disappointment is the amount of litter left by people at the huts and campgrounds. Baranco and Barafu...
  • Log #3901 - by Bill Sweasy on Apr 17, 2004
    We took the Machame route to Lava Tower and then Arrow Glacier route up Western Breach. Mweka route down from Stella Point. Great trip, summit day got awfully long.
  • Log #3900 - by Kim and Chris Jensen on Apr 16, 2004
    Took the Machame route to the Western Breach, descended via Mweka. Our guides from the Marangu Hotel were amazing! Kilimanjaro is among the world's most beautiful mountains.
  • Log #3899 - by Dale Ward on Apr 15, 2004
    The hardest day was summit day. The more the excertion the harder it is to breathe. The most rewarding experience of my life. I respect all whoever attempted or made the summit.
  • Log #3898 - by Cagan Sekercioglu on Apr 14, 2004
    One of the world's most touristic high summits. It is disgusting. The mountain is great but there is a lot of ecological damage due to the number of people and lack of regulations. Make sure your...
  • Log #3897 - by Arthur Marais on Apr 13, 2004
    A great mountain and a very rewarding experience standing on the highest point in Africa. Found that the tablet "Diamox" definately helped for avoiding mountain sickness. I have since...
  • Log #3896 - by Gary Haun on Apr 12, 2004
    Being blind, the climb was very difficult. I would like to thank Marangu Hotel and our guides. They are fantastic!!!
  • Log #3895 - by Claudia on Apr 11, 2004
    Reaching the top of Mt Kilimanjaro at last was a dream come true. Even though I travelled on my own I never felt lonely: there were some others on the way at the same time (but not too many) so I...
  • Log #3893 - by Boris Kraus on Apr 10, 2004
    Have a look at http://boris.kraus.net/kili.htm.
  • Log #3892 - by Robert Mitchell on Apr 09, 2004
    Went with Wilderness Travel on an 8-day climb via the Western Breech. Plenty of time to acclimate.
  • Log #3891 - by Cindy Colarusso on Apr 08, 2004
    I first got the climbing inspiraton while watching an Outward Bound documentary in my 7th grade science class. The movie totally captivated me and created a goal so frustratingly difficult for a 7th...
  • Log #3890 - by an anonymous user on Apr 07, 2004
    I am still dreaming of Mt. Parinacota (6342m)
  • Log #3889 - by Crystal Hurley Smith on Apr 06, 2004
    Great mountain for a beginner! The first three days were very easy hiking, with the only hard work coming on the summit night. The slower you hike the better even during the first few days, the slow...
  • Log #3888 - by Hal Streckert on Apr 05, 2004
    My wife, teenage son, and I climbed Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route. We had a fantastic experience and all three of us summited. The summit day was difficult, due to the altitude and severe cold...
  • Log #3887 - by Chris Palmer on Apr 04, 2004
    Don't let other climbers stories of ill fated efforts you will hear on the way up from those coming down get to you. Don't let your water freeze on Summit day. If you go, pleae give everything away...
  • Log #3886 - by Jo Vickers on Apr 03, 2004
    I have summited Mt. Whitney, but would like to try Kilimanjaro the year I turn 60. Is this just wishful thinking on my part? I would like to hear from anyone of "age" who has attempted it.
  • Log #3654 - by Michael G.W.Barnas, internist MD on Apr 02, 2004
    Together with a group of seven friends from Amsterdam, Holland (age ranging from 30 to 58), we travelled with BMS travellers/Predators to Mount Kilimanjaro. Our guide's name was Saeed, and he was...
  • Log #3885 - by Paul Cameron on Apr 02, 2004
    Was more of a walk than a climb, though it was very annoying when we wheezed our way up to Uhuru 'peak' (actually a bump!) and took the obligatory snaps, and our guide lit up a cigarette and casually...
  • Log #3655 - by Mikko Heiskanen on Apr 01, 2004
    Summited Kili on sun., Mar. 7, 2004 with my wife Pia. We went with Zara up the Machame with one additional day. During the summiting we encountered a snow storm so visibility was less than 50 meters.
  • Log #3884 - by paul howarth on Apr 01, 2004
    kili is as easy or as hard as you make it. we saw many people suffering the affects of altitude during our ascent. one swiss girl in particular, blue in the face and supported between her two guides....
  • Log #3883 - by Neil Grech on Mar 31, 2004
    Take your time and use Diamox!
  • Log #3882 - by Katherine Henderson on Mar 30, 2004
    We had an excellent time on the normal (Marangu) route though if I did it again I would go where there are less people. Gonig down the skree was horrible - I wasn't wll prepared for how hard going...
  • Log #3881 - by John Shively on Mar 29, 2004
    I successfully summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro with Mountain Travel Sobek. It took 6 1/2 hours from the Barafu Hut and is not as hard as many make it out to be. Diamox is beneficial.
  • Log #3880 - by Joe Tyrrell on Mar 28, 2004
    Why would anyone climb this mountain twice........? Because God lives there... Take the road less travelled, and go slowly, very slowly.
  • Log #3879 - by Keith Buck on Mar 27, 2004
    If you're planning a trek, definatley choose the "Machame" combination route over the common "Marangu" route. The success rate for the summit is much, much better. The route is...
  • Log #3878 - by Ad Gerich and Petra Faessen on Mar 26, 2004
    We did the Machame route (6 days), the extra day helps you to get used to the altitude.... and doubles your chances for summitting UHURU. The mounain was even more beautiful than we expected...if you...
  • Log #3656 - by Vic Crankshaw on Mar 25, 2004
    A lifetime experience. Via Arrow Glacier and the Western Breach with a night in the crater prior to summiting. Unfortunately/fortunately loads of snow and ice making it a lot of hard work and...
  • Log #3877 - by John Kelly on Mar 25, 2004
    Ascended via the Machame route in 6 days. It's probably the best route on the mountain because the extra day gives you a better chance to summit and the circuitous route means you get to see a lot of...
  • Log #3876 - by Roy Butorff on Mar 24, 2004
    One of the most incredible experiences in the world. It was a wonderful Fourth of July celebration
  • Log #3875 - by Jo Earle on Mar 23, 2004
    I hiked the Machame Route with Tribe Africa. The days leading up to the ascent were magical - each with their own atmosphere and vegetation. The actual ascent was a spiritual experience and was the...
  • Log #3874 - by Gert Beeckmans on Mar 22, 2004
    Superb surroundings. Technically easy but don't underestimate the altitude! We took six days to go to the summit and I was really happy we didn't do it in 4 or 5 days. Tip: take machame - western...
  • Log #3657 - by Don Pegues on Mar 20, 2004
    Yes the words pole, pole certainly should be taken to heart. The people who wore the LED headlamps also were hampered in the fact that they had no night vision. The summit was almost obscured by...
  • Log #3872 - by Leonard Buys on Mar 20, 2004
    Me and my two sons, Reinhardt and Stefan, took the Marangu route and reached Uhuru point at 8h00 on 12 August 1999. It was the experience of a lifetime and a journey we'll never forget. Many thanks...
  • Log #3871 - by Anders Sundqvist on Mar 19, 2004
    We went the Machame route and down the Maweka. Last day startted at 00.35 an we were at the summit 05.40 as the first ones that day.
  • Log #3658 - by John Stump on Mar 18, 2004
    Reached the summit via the Western Breach after an overnight stay on the crater rim. Fantastic views with very few other climbers. Many thanks to Wilbert, Faraja and the super F&S mountain team....
  • Log #3870 - by John S. Moore on Mar 18, 2004
    Ascended via Umbwe route, took extra rest day at Barranco Hut site (@13,000 Ft). 6 days, total. Summit day was in motion 20 hours. Descended via Mweka Route.
  • Log #3659 - by George Fisher on Mar 17, 2004
    I worked very hard preparing for this summit and I was very surprised at the number of people who had not. They suffered, and I guess there's a lesson in that. I'm glad to have done it and would do...
  • Log #3660 - by Trevor Birchall on Mar 17, 2004
    Trip was arranged through Wild Frontiers in South Africa. Did the Mechame Route. All six in our group (5 guys and a girl) reached the summit just before sunrise but was heavily overcast so didn't see...
  • Log #3869 - by Michel Beussen on Mar 17, 2004
    Why don't you take a look at my site and read all about it...
  • Log #3661 - by Jeremy Brittain-Long on Mar 16, 2004
    Whilst at the Colonial Police Training School in Moshi, Tanganyika (Tanzania), nine of us climbed the mountain from Loitokitok (North Side), carrying our own kit and overnighting in a cave and then...
  • Log #3868 - by matthew lemert on Mar 16, 2004
    I did the 5 day, three hut coca-cola route (Marangu). In spite of the obvious environmental impact caused by the route's popularity and the government's shameless indifference to anything not...
  • Log #3662 - by Douglas Fiddes on Mar 15, 2004
    Together with a group of five friends from Aberdeen, Scotland and three strangers (who became firm friends during our trek)we travelled with Gane & Marshall, our guide's name was Daniel. Gane...
  • Log #3663 - by Robert Austin on Mar 15, 2004
    We used African Adventures for our guides, they were excellent,good job Eligius. We were a party of 11, and all of us made it. We went up the breach, a tough climb/trek.Three women and eight men.
  • Log #3867 - by Sebastian From on Mar 15, 2004
    As a conduct to my father, as he reached the age of 50, we climbed this great mountain on his birthday. I reached Gillmans point at sun rise with the great view with visibility above all...
  • Log #3664 - by Kristine Riley on Mar 14, 2004
    I kept a journal - it's on my website: http://mysite.verizon.net/kristine_riley
  • Log #3665 - by Achmed Phillips on Mar 14, 2004
    Hi all Should be a message board in such i good site but could not find it! if anyone needs info on Kilimanjaro /Met Meru ?Ol Doinyo Lengai, please feel free to drop me a line :-) Info and quick...
  • Log #3866 - by Frederic Wallace on Mar 14, 2004
    Excellent climb, was harder than thought, no altitude sickness with any of the 9 in our group. Weather was clear and brite. No rain. Rain Forest with mud from privious week was worst part. Anyone...
  • Log #3865 - by Chiam Chye Heng on Mar 13, 2004
    25 Aug 1999 - Machame Campsite (3000m) 26 Aug 1999 - Shira Campsite (3600m) 27 Aug 1999 - Visited Shira Needle and Shira Cathedral (3900m) 28 Aug 1999 - Arrow Glacier Campsite (4850m) 29 Aug...
  • Log #3666 - by Jean Krohn on Mar 12, 2004
    Summited Kili on Sat., Feb. 7, 2004 with my husband Richard and Sherry from England. We went with Thomson Safari up the Western Breach Route. Had six inches of snow the night we stayed at Lava Tower...
  • Log #3864 - by Spotlight on Mar 12, 2004
    To anyone who wants to visit our homepage about mount Kilimanjaro: our URL has been changed and therefore our previous signed summit log of september 2 nd does not connect you to the right page....
  • Log #3863 - by Julie Johns on Mar 11, 2004
    A truly amazing experience - would do it again tomorrow. I was one of a group of seven Australians ranging in age from 25 to 65. We did the Machame Route and our guide was the only person with the...
  • Log #3667 - by Chris Sherry on Mar 10, 2004
    Summitted with Cindi Lapp, Tim Gabbert and Nick Metcalfe via Lemosho Route. Just a truly great experience!! Used East African Outdoor Adventures in Arusha and extremely knowledgeable guide Kapanya...
  • Log #3862 - by R. Lee Watenpaugh on Mar 10, 2004
    At age 65 it was a challenge of a lifetime. Used Shira plateau -- Western Breach. High camp was in the crater. Observed the grace of God at the Uhuru summit at 9:45 Sunday 3 October, 1999.
  • Log #3668 - by Gert De Meutter on Mar 09, 2004
    We reached the top with 13 climbers. It was snowing during our climb from 4600 m. We took the Machame Route, which is very beautifull. Nice mountain.
  • Log #3861 - by Padraic Cafferty on Mar 09, 2004
    We travelled as a very large group of 38, 24 of whom attempted the final climb from the School Hut. 18 of us made it to Gillmans Point, and six including myself made it to Uhuru Peak. Our group was...
  • Log #3669 - by Jeff Ellis on Mar 08, 2004
    Best experience of my life, standing on a glacier yet only 3 degrees from the equator. The experts say the glaciers will be gone between 2015 and 2020. If you are going to climb Kili, do it soon!
  • Log #3860 - by Mir Alireza Mohanna on Mar 08, 2004
    We climbed Kilimanjaro from the Marango Route. Not difficult and no problem of altitude. The last stage from Kibo hut to summit can be compared with Damavand ( the highest mountain in Iran, 5671 m )....
  • Log #3670 - by Dustin Litte on Mar 07, 2004
    Not bad for a group of 15 "Cobbers" from a little place called Concordia College in Moorhead, MN!
  • Log #3671 - by Michael Hancock on Mar 07, 2004
    One of my life long dreams came true. Five days on the mountain - what a wonderful experience. Met some great people and learned a lot about the will and spirit of myself and others.
  • Log #3672 - by Craig Joyce on Mar 07, 2004
    Water filtering and purification and a good pace to reach Uhuru.
  • Log #3673 - by Pelle Karlsson on Mar 07, 2004
    Me and my two best friends reached Uhuru Peak via the Machame route. Rain, rain, rain every day to summit camp. The summit night and day we had perfect weather. Our guide, Respicius, from Zara was...
  • Log #3674 - by Hakkeball TK on Mar 07, 2004
    6 girls from Norway,on their 10th "anniversary" mountaintrek,what better place to celebrate then Kilimanjaro?.(Past 9 years spent in the norwegian mountains-one week every august.)Went...
  • Log #3675 - by Hakkeball TK on Mar 07, 2004
    A very hard climb,a bit boring with all the sand/gravel,but well worth it to see the sunrise. Thanks to two very good guides; Everest and Richard.
  • Log #3676 - by Anthony Earle Evered-Hall on Mar 07, 2004
    Fantastic experience My goal is now the seven summits and to be the oldest to achieve
  • Log #3677 - by George and Nancy Kierspe on Mar 07, 2004
    We joined the crowd greeting the new millenium on the summit. Mt. Travel Sobek ran a first class trip!
  • Log #3678 - by Mike Malowney on Mar 07, 2004
    Great experience. Our group of 6 was lead by Skip Horner and was top notch. Skip has lead climbs up all 7 summits. All 6 of us summited without a problem.
  • Log #3679 - by Kaisa Thorsted on Mar 07, 2004
    I love the African people. The porters that encouraged me up that mountain with their constant singing and "Pole pole" reminders were the reason Kilimanjaro became my favority peak and...
  • Log #3680 - by Levi Roach on Mar 07, 2004
    A great experience. I went with some school friends at the age of 14, and it remains one of my fondest memories.
  • Log #3681 - by roger warnock on Mar 07, 2004
    very cold on the top due to the windchill factor. altitude wasn't that big a problem for me, just a few sore heads. great mountain and unbelieveable views
  • Log #3682 - by hugues robin on Mar 07, 2004
    I did it with Frankie my Irish best friend. French leaving now in Madrid, I will never forget this climbing for year 2000: I never walked that slow and that high !! (but thanks Mr. Diamox ...) A...
  • Log #3683 - by MARTA HOOVER on Mar 07, 2004
    my twin sister, cecile had attempted to summit in 1999,but a freak blizzard caused all to turn back. it was a white out condition.,was with great team, thomson safaris. having unfinished business was...
  • Log #3684 - by Greg Goodale on Mar 07, 2004
    Summited with my father Tom and brother Daryl at 6:15 a.m. What an experience. I cannot pay a high enough compliment to our Guide Eliowoni (23 years of experience) and to his assistant Stuart. The...
  • Log #3685 - by Andy Hills on Mar 07, 2004
    Struggled to the top at 7.15am. What a feeling! All 6 of us made it (me plus Jem Ward, Pete Blincow, 'Grim' Widdup, Simon Lee and Rich Hadfield) thanks to Thomas and Oswald our guides ( from Zara)....
  • Log #3686 - by Gerry Roach on Mar 07, 2004
    I reached Uhuru Point just as the sun broke the horizon. The songs of Kilimanjaro still play in my mind.
  • Log #3687 - by George Corliss on Mar 07, 2004
    We took the Machame route. It was great! The last day was very hard but worth it.
  • Log #3688 - by Xavier Aragones on Mar 07, 2004
    Reached Uhuru at 8:00 AM on 11/Feb 2002 using Marangu route after 4+1 days. I just want to mention the moment of reaching Gillman's, after all night climbing, the moment you realize you've done it,...
  • Log #3689 - by Palle Redder Madsen on Mar 07, 2004
    Uhuru Peak - Age 60
  • Log #3690 - by P. Sandum on Mar 07, 2004
    I wrote the name of my love at the African roof's snowy glacier....
  • Log #3691 - by Sally Cubitt on Mar 07, 2004
    Long hike from School Hut traversing mountain, towards zig-zag walk up the scree to Gillman's, then on to Uhuru. Jelly legs found it difficult to descend to Kibo, then 7k walk back to Horombo huts....
  • Log #3692 - by Richard Frizzell on Mar 07, 2004
    Utilized Zara as tour guide up Machame route. In addition to the obvious statements reminding future treksters to drink and go slow, it never dawned on me that I should have practiced shitting...
  • Log #3693 - by Melanie Hinton on Mar 07, 2004
    The altitude sickness was hell, despite Diamox, but I will never forget the awesome feeling of knowing "I made it". Keep drinking water and Take the extra day to acclimatise, it's a hell...
  • Log #3694 - by Patrick Reid on Mar 07, 2004
    She volunteered... honest! Having decided to go for the adventurous option, my wife & I decided to attempt Kili on our honeymoon. After a successful ascent of Mt. Meru (absolutely recommended for...
  • Log #3695 - by John Bursa on Mar 07, 2004
    I used the "Coca-Cola" route, though challenged myself and said I'd do it in 3 days....1st day straight to Horombo from Moshi, 2nd To Kibo hut, that same night to the summit and returned...
  • Log #3696 - by Ben Bonnaerens on Mar 07, 2004
    Thrilling climb over the Machame-Mweka route! Pouring non-stop rain on the first two days leading to hallucinating scenes when around 30 people (the team,guides,cooks & porters) were looking for...
  • Log #3697 - by Frank Dowling on Mar 07, 2004
    I'm Irish and living in Paris now for 7 years. I climbed with a French colleague and great friend, Hugues Robin. We decided to do something for year 2000. It was our first time to climb a mountain of...
  • Log #3698 - by Andrzej Piekarczyk on Mar 07, 2004
    I (62), and other two Poles: Ryszard Mitos (48)and Adam Malinowski (38) went up the Marangu Route and sammited at 6:30 am. We climbed Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Peak) as a six day trip.
  • Log #3699 - by Sara Haley on Mar 07, 2004
    Hardest, most challenging thing I have ever done. I wouldn't take it back for the world. Will never forget how exhilarating it was to finally make it to Uhuru! I never thought putting one foot...
  • Log #3700 - by Tim Stokes on Mar 07, 2004
    It was my second attempt. The first failed at 18,300 on the Rongai route due to high altitude cerebral oedema brought on due to too rapid ascent and not enough fluid (my water supply began to freeze...
  • Log #3701 - by Sander Daems / Xtreme Support Foundation on Mar 07, 2004
    Worst conditions in years. Left 2.00 AM in snowstorm from barafu. Summited 12:00 in sunshine. Walk in heavy pack of snow all the way to stella and uhuru.
  • Log #3702 - by Maarten Faas on Mar 07, 2004
    We - my daughter Marieke and I - did the Machameroute in 6 days. The 5th day was very hard. We started at 00.00 h and I reached the top at 06.
  • Log #3704 - by P. Fong on Mar 07, 2004
    Six day trek up Marangu. Summitting Uhuru for all 8 of us on a beautiful moonlit night was a piece of cake. Coming down the rock scree was the hard part. Drink at least 3 liters of water a day, eat...
  • Log #3705 - by Anil Sharad on Mar 07, 2004
    This is a fairly straight-forward mountainclimb. The main things to contend with are: - Altitude (take it really slow & drink as much water as you can) - Food - I got bad food poisoning on day...
  • Log #3706 - by Alison Ewing on Mar 07, 2004
    At the end of January 2002, 19 of us participated in a Charity trek up Kilimanjaro for the Anthony Nolan Trust. We took the Marangu route, sang a lot, joked a lot, took it REALLY slowly, drank, drank...
  • Log #3707 - by Richard on Mar 07, 2004
    Went up the Rongai Route and summited at 8:20am. Highly recommend this route. Much quiter than thr busy tourist route, and had a fantastic camp at Mawenzi Tarn. Walk slowly and drink plenty.
  • Log #3708 - by Richard Merrell on Mar 07, 2004
    Went up the Rongai route. Very quiet and away from the crowds of the Marangu route. Had a fantastic camp just below Mawenzi at the Tarn. Walk slowly, drink plenty and think "clear and...
  • Log #3709 - by A. Brooks Thoroughgood III on Mar 07, 2004
    Very difficult but totally rewarding. The most beautiful sunset I have ever seen!
  • Log #3710 - by Chris Street on Mar 07, 2004
    At the age of 15 I summited Africas highest peak, however, I did it a bit differently then any of you did I climbed up the mountain carring a full pack (as did the other 7 members of my group) my...
  • Log #3711 - by Verna Poirier on Mar 07, 2004
    A great hike from start to finish. We did the Machame Route in seven days. Taking the extra day for acclimatization paid off in the end. We took our time and felt no ill affects from the altitude.
  • Log #3712 - by Kevin Butcher on Mar 07, 2004
    I ran 7 tours up Kili for Explore Worldwide on variuos routes, each with up to 14 companions, sometimes we all summited sometimes only some, but everytime it was a fantastic experience and...
  • Log #3713 - by William Zoller on Mar 07, 2004
    5 days up/2 days down; Marangu Route; Weather was perfect the whole time; 10 degrees fahrenheit at the summit of Uhuru. Party of three made it comfortably, although we did have headaches and moved...
  • Log #3714 - by Richard Riley on Mar 07, 2004
    Climbed the little used Rongai route and it was a far cry from the "motorway" of the Marangu route and on that basis I would recomend this route, although it is probably the easiest of the...
  • Log #3715 - by John Rzucidlo on Mar 07, 2004
    This trip will probably be the most wonderful adventure of my life... Western Breach route was so beautiful... 7 days up (and 2 days down!).... Thompson Safaris - the best outfit on the mountain.
  • Log #3716 - by Don Marshall on Mar 07, 2004
    I actually went up twice in 24 hours. The first time I got within 2 hours of the peak, and had to turn around because the person I was with couldn't make it. I rested for a couple hours and then my...
  • Log #3717 - by Mark Chalabala on Mar 07, 2004
    Colder than a mo that morning. Still trying to figure out exactly how cold. Constant gale-force winds with huge downdrafts to blow us back down the mountain. Added an extra hour to the effort, but...
  • Log #3719 - by Helmut Meijer on Mar 07, 2004
    The higher the call, the longer the training, the deeper the sacrifice. One life Climb.
  • Log #3720 - by Norman Fraser on Mar 07, 2004
    Along with 4 other Scots and 3 Englishmen. The whole 8 of us made to Uhuru Peak. What an experience. Done a lot of great Scottish munroes in the past which are hard to beat.
  • Log #3721 - by Fiona Sweeting, Mark Sweeting on Mar 07, 2004
    We went with Exodus and took the Rongai route, the views were spectacular all the way up. All our group, Ken, Simon, Elly and Claire all made it to the summit. Thanks go to our terrific guide...
  • Log #3722 - by Ric Chambers on Mar 07, 2004
    Summited Uhuru Peak at 8:20am. Trek with REI Adventures and guide Peter Mato. Along with Chris from San Diego, Dan from Colo Springs, and Kurt from Cape Code. Great crew.
  • Log #3723 - by Christian Courbois on Mar 07, 2004
    A great climb! It makes you want to spend alot of time at high altitudes. A few too many people but still worth the trip. Anyone who tells you taht Diamox isn't needed was taking it. I didn't take...
  • Log #3724 - by nancy hannula on Mar 07, 2004
    words cannot describe the feeling of standing at uhuru - the glaciers to your left, the crater to your right, and the sun rising up from the clouds behind you. words cannot describe the conflicting...
  • Log #3725 - by Hannah Vickers on Mar 07, 2004
    I wanted to do Kili soon after my 18th birthday, so I went with Adventure Peaks during the Christmas period of 2001. The whole experience was amazing, and we were all well acclimatised, having...
  • Log #3726 - by Maurice Hoeneveld on Mar 07, 2004
    We did climb along Machame route. Beautiful but also quite heavy. I can post the whole story here but why write it twice. Visit the website for a complete story.
  • Log #3727 - by Tom Gallagher on Mar 07, 2004
    My first major peak - if you want to read about our climb via the Machame Route, follow this link: http://www.tightropenet.com/Kilimanjaro/index2.htm
  • Log #3728 - by Glenn Slater on Mar 07, 2004
    I took part in a climb, undertaken by 25 people, to raise money for The Anthony Nolan Trust. We used the Marangu route and took 5 days. If you climb take as long as possible. The trip was organised...
  • Log #3729 - by Manfred Werkmann on Mar 07, 2004
    I climbed Kilimanjaro as a seven day trip via the mormal route from Marangu. I carried all my stuff myself except from Horombo to Kibo Hut, where I engaged a porter. I made another bivouac on the...
  • Log #3730 - by Brian Murray on Mar 07, 2004
    To climb this mountain you have to dig deeper than you thought was possible. You probably wont enjoy being on the summit but when you recover youll feel a sense of achievement that youve never...
  • Log #3731 - by Ian Bywater on Mar 07, 2004
    Fairly easy going until the final ascent. TIP - On the final ascent, if you set out overnight, make sure you have some means to prevent your water bottle freezing otherwise you don't drink until...
  • Log #3732 - by Paul Rosenquist & Louise Dellstrom on Mar 07, 2004
    Rushed up and down the mountain in 5 days. After two weeks on Mt Kenya Kili is a let down....vieuw was nice though! Take the Western Breach, very quiet route up to the summit, but severly steep walk....
  • Log #3733 - by Jane Davies on Mar 07, 2004
    Now, it all seems worthwhile. Selective amnesia is a wonderful thing
  • Log #3734 - by Matthew Harfield on Mar 07, 2004
    IF you can think of your home, and you will be there soon, anything is worth going for in life. Oh, and if you can take the PAIN, then Bosh on.
  • Log #3735 - by John Wang on Mar 07, 2004
    Group of 15 from California. All 15 made it to Barafu High Camp (16,100 ft). All 13, who attempted the summit, made it to Uhuru Peak at 6:15am for a beautiful sunrise. Wonderful trip handled by...
  • Log #3736 - by Gary Fleming on Mar 07, 2004
    Made it to the top! One of the toughest things I have ever done. Also one of the most rewarding. Very cold on top, remember to keep your gloves on. I removed my heavy glove on one hand and had...
  • Log #3737 - by Tom Wilder on Mar 07, 2004
    Summited at 7:00 AM via the Machame Route. Left Barafo Camp at 12:00AM. Long night. The Mweka Descent Route is closed and a new route called Rau has been opened.
  • Log #3738 - by James Begg on Mar 07, 2004
    Myself and mate Matthew Will (see entry), as he said, were the first to summit this day in blustery and snowy conditions, exhausted but elated. We were both pleasantly surpised at our lack of...
  • Log #3739 - by Patrick Kelly on Mar 07, 2004
    " WALK IN THE PARK " What a great trip! Went up via Rongai Route down by Marangu Route.We had a great bunch of ten sadly only three of us made it to UHURU ! Organised by Exodus (uk). Run by...
  • Log #3740 - by Matthew Will on Mar 07, 2004
    A great climb. My friend, James Begg, and I were the first to summit that day after a cold 6hr walk from Kibo hut. Reached the top in very cold, snowy conditions and didn't get much of a view, but...
  • Log #3741 - by Thomas Landgraf on Mar 07, 2004
    We take the whikey-route Machame/Mweka (Machama-Gate, Shira-hut, Barranco, Barafu) and reached the stella-Point by sunrise and 1 more hour Uhuru Peak - a wonderful tour in nice surroundings.
  • Log #3742 - by Fischer LajosShira Camp on Mar 07, 2004
    We (with my friend: Tamas Tomacsek) climbed the Machame Route combined with Western Breach. It is a very nice and not very difficult trek to the peak. We enjoied it and suggest to everybody.
  • Log #3743 - by Ingo on Mar 07, 2004
    We were a group of six (1 Austrian, 5 Germans). We took 99 hours for the whole tour (Machame Park Gate - Machame Hut - Shira Hut - Arrow Glacier Camp - Western Breach - Uhuru Peak - Rau Camp instead...
  • Log #3744 - by Jim Unruh on Mar 07, 2004
    Went the Lemosho route with Thomson safaris. It was harder than any marathon I've ever done, due to altitude sickness. Wished I'd taken diamox. There is nothing more inspiring than watching the moon...
  • Log #3745 - by Will and Cheryl Ross on Mar 07, 2004
    Enjoyed a 6 day trek on the mountain ascending via the Rongai Route and descending by Marangu. Six day camping trek with the African Walking Company, organised by EXODUS in the UK. Hepson and Remi...
  • Log #3746 - by Walther Meyer on Mar 07, 2004
    Umbwe and Western Breach Route well worth extra effort.
  • Log #3747 - by Kerry Blackburn on Mar 07, 2004
    Up and down with no problems. Didn't use Diamox and despite being de-hydrated when I reached the summit it was an awesome experience. The wind was blowing gale forced at temperature -15C but we...
  • Log #3748 - by Pete Lambert on Mar 07, 2004
    Ascended via the Machame route and what an experience! Probably the hardest thing I have ever done, but undoubtedly the most rewarding. Everyone had some altitude problems, but team spirit and sheer...
  • Log #3749 - by Andrew Brixey-Williams on Mar 07, 2004
    Reached Gilman's Point with Michael George at sunrise.Utterly exhausted, but pleased to have made it without diamox and virtually no major altitude-related problems.Once you're past the Hans Meyer...
  • Log #3750 - by Adam Sharpe on Mar 07, 2004
    I've drunk Wine in France, eat Edam in Holland, soaked up sun in Lanzarote and partied in Cyprus. So when invited to climb a mountain in Africa, being the adventurous type I thought yer all right...
  • Log #3751 - by Torbjÿrn Alstad on Mar 07, 2004
    12'c below zero at the summit. Some altitude problems inkluding throwing up and headache, but OK. Marangu route - 5 days. So 7 days in Zanzibar.
  • Log #3752 - by Rob on Mar 07, 2004
    DAMN HARD GETTING THERE AND NO BETTER GETTING BACK TO HOROMBO HUT,WILLPOWER AND STUBORN DETERMINATION GETS THE JOB DONE.
  • Log #3753 - by Maggie Lim on Mar 07, 2004
    Real flat plains for 3/4 of the journey ; take your time to walk, rehydrate well & get plenty of sleep during the acclimatisation days. Summit walk starts mid-night amidst the cold, clear starry...
  • Log #3754 - by Brad Hinkle on Mar 07, 2004
    Summitted via the Western Breach route in snowfall on a 6 day trip with Moon Adventure from Arusha.
  • Log #3755 - by Peter Muhl & Werner Ottermann on Mar 07, 2004
    Long before most of you who read this, will even have been born; December 26, 1951 we, Peter Muhl and Werner Ottermann from Kroondal South Africa, made it to the top of Gilman's Point. Because of...
  • Log #3756 - by Kyle Bruggencate on Mar 07, 2004
    We took 6 days on the Marangu Route and were able to make Uhuru Peak. The Peak was clouded in on the day we made the summit but it was still a fantastic experience and the sunrise over the high cloud...
  • Log #3757 - by Hannah Merson on Mar 07, 2004
    Only advice I could give would be to drink loads of water, walk very slowly, don't take diamox and don't stop at Gilman's point ( you have done the hardest bit, and only have a short way to go ).
  • Log #3758 - by The Hitch on Mar 07, 2004
    Pole, pole is the key word (slowly, slowly). Went with BSA troop 137 on the 2000 high adventure trip. At 47, I trained for months and found out most of the climb is mental, not physical. Up Machame...
  • Log #3759 - by Paul Kemp on Mar 07, 2004
    A slow easy climb, followed by an exhausting 18 hour sumit day that was very taxing.
  • Log #3760 - by Ross Ashington on Mar 07, 2004
    Summitted with Exodus and the African Walking Company, using the Rongai route. 1. Think positive. 2. Drink loads. 3. Listen to the guides and take it slowly.
  • Log #3761 - by Matthew Wright on Mar 07, 2004
    A Hard slog when you do the up and down in 5 days but well worth the effort. The veiw from the crater rim of Kibo are fantastic, particularly of the glaciers and of Mawenzi. Leave early to catch the...
  • Log #3762 - by Thomas Marshall on Mar 07, 2004
    Altitude problems; nausea, loss of appetite, lethargy, inability to sleep properly and general feeling of malaise were a surprise for me. Had not anticipated the debilitating nature of the condition....
  • Log #3763 - by Ryan Stiffney on Mar 07, 2004
    Machame route up, Mweke route down. Very beautiful. I recommend taking as few porters as possible and carrying your own gear. My friend and i were probably the only ones on the mountain doing that,...
  • Log #3764 - by andrew jefferson on Mar 07, 2004
    climbed killi as part of my honeymoon, my wife reached hans meyer cave. i made it to uhuru with our guide chumba from zara. hardest thing i've ever done but worth it
  • Log #3765 - by Kaisa Thorsted on Mar 07, 2004
    35 out of the 37 people in our group reached Uhuru peak! When paralleled to life, the climb has helped me so much in summiting my own "mountains". I will also never forget the sacrifices...
  • Log #3766 - by Catriona Coveney on Mar 07, 2004
    It was the most exhausting experience of my life - especially since I sat and waited for my friends at Gillman's Point for over half an hour and got extremely cold and sleepy!! Ah well, that's a...
  • Log #3767 - by Freya Cameron on Mar 07, 2004
    Having trekked the Marangu route in 96, It was a welcome relief to approach Kibo from the Kenyan side, along the Rongai route. This was a desolate moonscape much like the terrain across the saddle to...
  • Log #3768 - by Christian Steyn on Mar 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...
  • Log #3769 - by Paul Swift on Mar 07, 2004
    A humbling moment
  • Log #3770 - by Joana Crespo on Mar 07, 2004
    Well worth the experience but, probably, the toughest thing I did in my life. We climbed the Machame Route and all of us in the group (nine) made it to the TOP - Uhuru.
  • Log #3771 - by rosie doggett on Mar 07, 2004
    20 of us courtesy SaveTheRhino climbed via the Rongai route. Rongai (5 hour unspeakable bus ride to get to start) barren and empty compared to Marangu which we descended. Got to Kibo (high altitude...
  • Log #3772 - by Alan D, Northcutt on Mar 07, 2004
    Summitted Uhuru Peak by Machame Route on September 8, 2001 with my brother in law. Even though a marathon runner, I found it to be my toughest physical challenge, due to altitude sickness. A...
  • Log #3773 - by Mariposa (Po) Adams on Mar 07, 2004
    I am a 77 year old female,who trekked with 10 wonderful men and the guidance of Peter Mato, REI's experienced leader. I summited to Uhuru Peak, Labor Day with a full moon, making head lights hardly...
  • Log #3774 - by Christian Gschwandtner on Mar 07, 2004
    We (2 couples) climbed Kibo by Machame Route / Arrow Glacier, Western Breach. All of us made it to Uhuru Peak. It was an unforgettable experience. 4 days walking via Shira and Lava Tower (nice...
  • Log #3775 - by Lesley Fletcher on Mar 07, 2004
    At my first attempt in August I got to Stella's Point and no further. I was so devastated that three weeks later I went again and summitted Uhuru. It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life...
  • Log #3776 - by Daniele and Alessandro Struppa on Mar 07, 2004
    "We followed the Shira Route, under the guidance of Samia and Lawrence, from Mountain Madness. Our summit day begun at 5 in the morning from the Arrow Glacier Camp, and after summiting at 5.30...
  • Log #3777 - by David Owen & Joanna Swann Owen on Mar 07, 2004
    Took Machame route: good but day 1 extreme mud levels this time of year ! Summit day was minus 30 degrees: be prepared for extremes of cold on summit ascent. our advice: if you can take an insulated...
  • Log #3778 - by Gonzalo Velez on Mar 07, 2004
    We still have 2 places left on our camping Safari (6d) plus Kilimanjaro climb (6d) through the Marangu route - dates: Aug 15-30. Aug 15- fly Lis-Ams-Jro, transfer hotel, 16- midday transfer to...
  • Log #3779 - by Anita Allen on Mar 07, 2004
    It was awesome! I didn't have any problems and I loved every minute on the mountain. I just wish I had better photos.
  • Log #3781 - by Michael Robison on Mar 07, 2004
    I drank a TON of water as I wanted to combat any possibility of a headache. It seemed to work pretty well, though I still had screamer at Uhuru and until I woke up the next morning. Well worth it,...
  • Log #3782 - by Richard Pattison on Mar 07, 2004
    We used the Rongai Route with Exodus and the African walking company. A beautiful and quiet trail from the north side. We were the only group on that side of the mountain. Take your time, it's not a...
  • Log #3783 - by David Wong on Mar 07, 2004
    Great experience. We encountered rain during the trek to Horombo and snowstorm the night right before summit attempt, but most made it to Gillman's Point and some to Uhuru Peak. Bring lots of energy...
  • Log #3784 - by Carl Follmer on Mar 07, 2004
    Desire, Determination and Unity lead to Uhuru. 35 of us climbed, and 35 of us made it to Uhuru.
  • Log #3785 - by Steve Powell on Mar 07, 2004
    I did three nights up the Machame Route/Arrow Glacier and one night down the Mweka Route. I had no problems with the altitude but would recommend that you take as much time as possible to acclimitize...
  • Log #3786 - by Pierre Housman on Mar 07, 2004
    Well, ... the most memorable time, was when it was Easter Sunday 1976, straight up the front, ... three days. After getting to the top w/ a group that i was leading, (non of them had hiked the mtn....
  • Log #3787 - by KANTI. KANZARIA on Mar 07, 2004
    First time I climbed age 13 years high school programs. Second time I took my son Hemal, age 10.5 years, my brother Ramesh, cousin Ambay. We took the Marrangu route, which was wise as I did not want...
  • Log #3788 - by Ken Kilbreath on Mar 07, 2004
    The climb was an incredible experience. I highly recommend REI Adventures and guide Peter Mato to anyone who is considering making the journey to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro. Our entire group of 12...
  • Log #3789 - by Joy Craddick on Mar 07, 2004
    In 2002, for my 70th birthday, I intend to climb Kilimanjaro with a group of breast cancer survivors sponsored by the Breast Cancer Fund (San Francisco). I am in training already, and very glad that...
  • Log #3790 - by Mary Jo K. Rohrer, Rebecca Jo Team on Mar 07, 2004
    We had a family reunion, rendez vousing in Kampala, Uganda, then flying into Arusha. Since it was the rainy season, picked the Coca Cola route for hut comfort and a chance to be dry. Despite the name...
  • Log #3791 - by Patwinder Kaur Khalsa on Mar 07, 2004
    Great mountain!!!! Changed my life. Full story on www.sikhadventure.org
  • Log #3792 - by Alan on Mar 07, 2004
    Knocked out that ol' dormant dog via the machame route. How about that final ascent to the summit. Getting out of a nice warm sleeping bag at midnight stepping out of your tent into the cold...
  • Log #3793 - by Adam Stern, Bonnie Berenger, Lewis on Mar 07, 2004
    This was the highest any of us had been by a couple thousand feet. We summited just after dawn, in awe above an ocean of clouds with Kili, Mount Meru, and Mawenzi breaking its surface. It was like we...
  • Log #3794 - by Fred Triep on Mar 07, 2004
    The hiking/climbing story about the climb of the Kilimanjaro is on the page www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Rapids/6355/kiliman.html Homepage www.
  • Log #3795 - by Bob Haywood on Mar 07, 2004
    Great walk, all the way to the peak before sunrise.
  • Log #3796 - by Sally Shigehiro on Mar 07, 2004
    Climbing Kili had been a goal of mine for years. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate so I didn't get much of a view of Africa but I did get my picture taken by the summit sign at Uhuru Peak!...
  • Log #3798 - by Darin Riedel on Mar 07, 2004
    At Gilman's Point my guide turned to me, coughing and hacking, and said "this is far enough?" I just looked at him and laughed. A short time later we were on the summit of Uhuru. I had...
  • Log #3799 - by Brian Woods on Mar 07, 2004
    It was a long time ago when I was on an aid project in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) The best route in those days was from the Marangu Hotel. The first time was with a businessman in Tanga. Unfortunately...
  • Log #3800 - by John Sieber on Mar 07, 2004
    On March 12, 2000 Dave Abeita, Norman Hodge, Luke Schulte and John Sieber all made it to the top! We would like to thank everyone who has signed this log for the information was very helpfull. And...
  • Log #3801 - by spencer stevens on Mar 07, 2004
    All 8 of our family that climbed the mountain stood on Uhuru peak together. Don, rhonda, spencer, ali, jory, ashlee, devri, and jerry. It was an incredible experience. we took 6 days and had perfect...
  • Log #3802 - by Wendy Hayden on Mar 07, 2004
    We spent 2 weeks in Kenya and Tanzania before the big climb. We decided to take 4 days going up. I am glad we did. We also took the diamox.
  • Log #3803 - by Don Daniels on Mar 07, 2004
    Gilman's Point. Had to give up in the middle of the night for fear of frostbite in feet. But an hour of warming up in Hans Meyer Cave rejuvenated me enough to make another stab at it. Full story on...
  • Log #3804 - by Charlie on Mar 07, 2004
    Theis is the best thing i have done in my life. It was such an exilerating experience. I would do it again anytime. I want to ascend Mount Everest now.
  • Log #3805 - by Mike Shand on Mar 07, 2004
    Climbing Kilimanjaro you will experience Heaven and Hell in five days you will never forget.
  • Log #3806 - by Torbjorn Ovreness on Mar 07, 2004
    My life won't be the same any more, something I saw followed me to my door, It slipped in and posessed my heart and head, there it will stay till the day I am dead
  • Log #3807 - by Bill Carroll on Mar 07, 2004
    Summitted in the early morning hours in July 1987. Can't recall the exact date now. I recall it was just a spectacular view. My wife Pam (who reached the crater rim) and I were on an around the world...
  • Log #3808 - by lael martin on Mar 07, 2004
    I was one of a party of 5 who trekked Kili via the Machame/Mweka route. Bruce Allen's summit log (he was in our group) follows and pretty well sums it up but I just wanted to add a few things of my...
  • Log #3809 - by Erik van den Bosch on Mar 07, 2004
    Great trip, perfectly organised by Zara Tours. We did it by Machame Route, but did cut the stage from Barranco to Barafu in two (and spend the night in Karanga Valley) so we did arrive in Barafu...
  • Log #3810 - by David Kerr on Mar 07, 2004
    Summited on Uhuru Peak 0830 on Friday 25th February 2000 with the UK company Explore having completed the Marangu Route. Many thanks to the tour leader Dave Pickles and guides Godliving and Addidas....
  • Log #3811 - by Dietmar Lust on Mar 07, 2004
    Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route with Mauly Tours - our guid was Frederic and Adam (as 2.guid)! Really a great trip- expecially going up via rongai and then down via the "coca...
  • Log #3812 - by Hilary White on Mar 07, 2004
    I owe the success of my summit of Uhuru Peak to Peter Mato, our incredible guide. He grew up on this slope of the mountain, and knows the nature, animals, and culture well. He knows the secret to the...
  • Log #3813 - by Ng Pei Min on Mar 07, 2004
    It is a truly exhilarating experience. Remember to wear good trekking boots for the snow trek to Uhuru Peak. At the peak, the clouds below look like rolling sea. a short surreal sight.
  • Log #3814 - by Stephan BAUDEMONT on Mar 07, 2004
    We did it via the Machame Route which was great because we met noone on the route. Out of 9 7 did it to Uhuru Peak including myself thanks to the DIAMOX !!!!! The weather was great and even on...
  • Log #3815 - by Brian and Jayne Gadie on Mar 07, 2004
    Marengu route, 17 people (Dave, BG, Jayne, Caroline, Kerry, Helga, Dean, Steve, Barth, John, Paul, Ian, Ian & Kath, Sean, Nick and Paul) all made Gillman's point, Nick and Caroline went down...
  • Log #3816 - by Jodie Allan on Mar 07, 2004
    All I could think of when I hit 18,000 ft was Dad I'm going to kill you, how could you make me do this. But now when I look back all I can think is I'm so happy that my dad took me up Kili. He...
  • Log #3818 - by Poul Grashoff on Mar 07, 2004
    Kilimanjaro is definitely the mountain with the most beautifull vegetation and wildlife. Walking thorough the climate zones there is fantastic. Be sure to read about what you will see. You can...
  • Log #3819 - by Jaroslaw Hawrylewicz on Mar 07, 2004
    I thought it was hard until I climbed Aconcagua... it's only then that I realized how easy Kili is. Nevertheless, a phenomenal experiance. Go Leafs Go
  • Log #3820 - by Julie - Anne Knight on Mar 07, 2004
    Take it really slow and never give up. The best view is from the top!!
  • Log #3821 - by Atif Ibrahim on Mar 07, 2004
    Well worth it. I had the time of my life. An experiance that can never be forgotten nor replaced, i.e. Unless I summit Everest.
  • Log #3822 - by Mary Grooms on Mar 07, 2004
    Stay positive and don't listen to the negative comments of those coming down who don't feel well! We decided early on after we passed a guy who said, "You're going to hate life and wish you were...
  • Log #3824 - by Bruce S. Allen on Mar 07, 20044 Stars
    In appreciation to those who on this site commented on their experience summiting Kilimanjaro, and in hopes that this report might help others, I submit the following. Our team consisted of Leigh...
  • Log #3825 - by Fritz Atschreiter on Mar 07, 2004
    We, four Austrians (Willi Weissensteiner, Karl Aflenzer, Robert Berger and Fritz Atschreiter), have reached the top of Kilimanjaro via Machame Route and Western Breach during a 6 days/5 nights...
  • Log #3826 - by Dan Nelson on Mar 07, 2004
    Tanzania is great! Kilimanjaro is great! The first day of rain on the Machame Route was a little messy, but once out of the rain forest, it was dry, or at least not raining as much! We did the...
  • Log #3827 - by Sharon Linzey on Mar 07, 2004
    I got lost on December 30 for 6 hours...was found by a porter and taken to Barafu Camp. On Dec. 31, our team toasted the New Year in and then began the last 6 hrs climb to Stella's Summit. We saw the...
  • Log #3828 - by Jussi & Lotta on Mar 07, 2004
    Beautiful pre-millennium climb. Met weird people on the summit. PS. The mice that run between your legs while you dine at the huts are not rats but gerbils. Please feed them well.
  • Log #3829 - by Adventure Dynamics on Mar 07, 2004
    Adventure Dynamics International guides Kilimanjaro everymonth, contact us for more details. Also guiding of Aconcagua, Vinson, Elbrus, Carstensz Pyramid, Kenya, Lenin, Everest and Cho Oyu. -- Sean...
  • Log #3830 - by Detlev Kostka on Mar 07, 2004
    We climbed from 13rd till 18th July in 1997 via Marangu-Trail.Crew : Gunter Fritsch, Fabian Fritsch, Klaus Peter Schmidt, Hartmut von Kiedrowski, Detlev Kostka ; Guide : Dismas Urio ; Assistant Guide...
  • Log #3831 - by David Lambelet on Mar 07, 2004
    Jennifer Lambelet Mencken, of Long Beach, California, a fit and experienced hiker, having hiked in the Sierras, in Alaska, and in the Himilayas (among other locations), including altitudes greater...
  • Log #3832 - by Megan Donohue on Mar 07, 2004
    Trekked with Geographic Expeditions. Incredibly professional. Guides and porters deserve utmost respect. Couldn't have made it without their support and encouragement.
  • Log #3833 - by Andrew Wielochowski on Mar 07, 2004
    FIRST ASCENT IN 2000 EWP-ZARA GROUP We climbed by the Lemosho Route over the Shira Plateau then up to the Crater via the Western Breach. From a campsite in the crater we set off at 10pm on the...
  • Log #3834 - by Felix Erbring on Mar 07, 2004
    Hardest most fulfilling thing I have ever done.
  • Log #3835 - by Laurence Aubert on Mar 07, 2004
    It's a so good experience!!! I couldn't imagine that I would succeed, but it was wonderful!.We have made the machame route for the ascent and for the descent an unusual route. The landscape changed...
  • Log #3836 - by Mitch Shapiro on Mar 07, 2004
    I went with Mountain Travel-Sobek in December 1999. Our route was from the north side, a combination of Rongai and other trails. We ascended to a camp beneath Mawenzi peak and then traversed the...
  • Log #3837 - by Harry Kikstra on Mar 07, 2004
    This is one of the few places to have experience a white X-mas in Africa... And we did! Beautiful mountain, nice people. Dont't rush it, take a te least 6 days, but preferably 7 to enjoy it the...
  • Log #3838 - by Andreas Fink on Mar 07, 2004
    After acclimatising on Mount Kenya (Lenana) we started at Marangu-Gate on July 23rd and reached "Uhuru Peak" on July 26th at 07.45am. Summiters: Klaus Schenner, Ulrike & Constantin...
  • Log #3839 - by mohd rafi bin mohd kasim on Mar 07, 2004
    jambo kilimanjaro - good experiance
  • Log #3840 - by ehlam bin omar on Mar 07, 2004
    my god !
  • Log #3841 - by Aidan Harrington on Mar 07, 2004
    Did the 6 day Machame/Shira/Barranco/Mweka route - best route for climatic and vegetation changes daily. Fantastic experience and well worth the pain and exhaustion especially on the summit climb on...
  • Log #3842 - by Linda Durham on Mar 07, 2004
    Climbed via the Rongai Route. Beautiful! Pristine! My advice: kick hard into the scree, hyperventilate and breathe through a scarf or balaclava. The summit day (night) was like a Buddhist walking...
  • Log #3843 - by Jim Clash on Mar 07, 2004
    We climbed it via the more remote Shira Route and with Scott Fischer, who perished a few months later on Mt. Everest. A long trek, but a pretty one.
  • Log #3844 - by Paul Helms on Mar 07, 2004
    Climbed via the Machame Route to the Shira Plateau, then veered off to do the Western Bridge Route, an excellent route for those in shape. Instead of going around the mountain for an additional day,...
  • Log #3845 - by R & L on Mar 07, 2004
    We made it today...weather sunny and bright, but chilly.
  • Log #3847 - by Gregory Hoch on Mar 07, 2004
    wow nice sunrise have you ever looked down apon a747 ups cargo plane?
  • Log #3849 - by Volker Rubin on Mar 07, 2004
    At this night we started at school hut about 4800m high. It really was heavy snowfall from midnight when we started to climb the summit of Kilimanjaro. Till 4 o clock we had this heavy smow fall and...
  • Log #3850 - by Emilio Schiavi on Mar 07, 2004
    got the top at 7.30 in the morning, wonderful !
  • Log #3851 - by Teo Yik Ying on Mar 07, 2004
    It was a tremendously enjoyable experience, the view was great, the climb was excellent, and although throughout the climb to the Kibo Hut, we were plagued with rainy weather, we were blessed with...
  • Log #3852 - by Fritz Gleiss on Mar 07, 2004
    Drink at least 6 liters of water per day. - Don't blame the porters and guides, think about yourself.
  • Log #3853 - by David Murray on Mar 07, 2004
    The team was Shane o'Neill, Gary(Union Jack)Ball,Stephen Hobson,Brendan (Seagull) Phelan,John (Former Hammer Man) Brennan and David Murray - a motley crew of old farts approaching 40. Believing...
  • Log #3854 - by Spotlight on Mar 07, 2004
    Fantastic images of mount Kilimanjaro including a stunning 180 degree panorama can be seen at the homepage of Spotlight, a dutch company specialized in outdoor photography.
  • Log #3855 - by Michail Neitzke on Mar 07, 2004
    In 1995 I climbed Uhuru Peak, weather was excellent, sunrise and views were magnificent, physical weakness was horrible. In 1998 I merely made it up to Gillman's due to bad weather. It was the time...
  • Log #3856 - by Peter Svenningsen on Mar 07, 2004
    Summitted via Umbwe rout. Possibly the toughest route up the mountain, but also the most fantastic. At Barranco Hut one can choose the steep Western Breach approach to the summit. Shorter but...
  • Log #3857 - by James Kaplan on Mar 07, 2004
    We were blessed with ideal late dry season weather. Only a little snow fell behind us as we descended from Barafu. Winds were light the whole trip. The climb via Shira was a breeze to Barafu.
  • Log #3858 - by Pat Costello on Mar 07, 2004
    What a fabulous experience! Even if I did lose my lunch at Crater camp! The Machame route was great. Pole, Pole! Don't forget that you have to come down! Many of our party were so focused on gaining...
  • Log #3859 - by Sally Ann deFina on Mar 07, 2004
    I did not think I could make it. It was through teamwork (encouragement and a good push) that I eventually made it up,. Don't underestimate the benefit of having good friends do this with you!