Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#21739)
- Signed By: Jack L.
- Date submitted: August 13, 2009
- Date(s) climbed: 1968 Summer
- Number of People Encountered:50+ people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
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 1/2 weeks with a trek into the jungle, then prairie lands, and finally up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Our climbing or hiking gear was very rudimentary at that time and we were limited to 62 lbs. provision in our backpacks. With almost 3 weeks of pretty good conditioning, we were in excellent shape to make the hike. 40 years ago, there was significant snow and glacier at the top. I will try to submit some "ancient" images at a later date.