Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#19270)
- Signed By: Wayne Stemler
- Date submitted: September 27, 2006
- Number of People Encountered:50+ people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
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 summit. The other 6 that arrived at the top were between 32 and 45 years old. Of the remaining 9, 5 made it to Gilman's and 4 turned back early.
This was my 2nd attempt. In August 2002 I only made it to Gilman's Point. I credit the warmer weather, better planning, and persistance to my success this time. Plenty of water and enough rest is key. I was one of the lucky ones with no headachs and no blisters.