Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3749)

  • Signed By: Andrew Brixey-Williams of London, UK
  • Date submitted: March 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 cave, don't look up, and pray the scree isn't too loose. All my water froze, even the warm supply in my thermos, and my camera packed up. My guide's patient encouragement was priceless. Above all, drink, drink, drink some more, eat everything you're given, and take it very slowly. I'm still doing my 'pole pole' African walk down Oxford St some months later!Sunrise over Mawenzi is never to be forgotten.

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