Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3747)
- Signed By: Kerry Blackburn
- Date submitted: March 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 climbed in brilliant moon light, that must surely be one of the highlights feeling you could almost touch the moon. I was seriously pooped on reaching the summit and don't remember a lot but once back at Stella Point and with a heap of water in me all was well. Had a wonderful time "skiing" down through the scree.
Advice? Drink lots, that seems to be the most important aspect and on a lighter note don't share a tent with someone who is using Diamox:-) I would recommend doing Mt Meru as a training climb if you can afford the time, I think it brought it all into perspective for me and went a long way to strengthing my resolve to succeed.
On the way down I started planning my next mountain, Elbrus or Aconcagua.