Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3758)

  • Signed By: The Hitch
  • Date submitted: March 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 in 5. Had 22 in my group, 16 made Stella and 11 made Uhrua (ages 15 -50). Put the slowest in front of group, except for summit (the stopping at -10 wears you out quick) Best advice, lots of water (keep it warm on summit day), Diamox, and unless your guide tells you to go down, don't stop at Stella, you'll regret it! Uhura is a piece of cake after you reach Stella.

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