Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3799)

  • Signed By: Brian Woods
  • Date submitted: March 07, 2004

It was a long time ago when I was on an aid project in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) The best route in those days was from the Marangu Hotel. The first time was with a businessman in Tanga. Unfortunately he told me lies and I had to carry his pack as well as my own to Kibo Hut (15 500ft Is it still there?). I made it solo to Gilmans Pt while he got off the mountain as fast as he could (and to avoid my wrath!). A year later I was there with my Scots mate Gilbert. We were alone on the mountain (is that possible today?) Gilbert made it to the cave and I had to finish it again solo. Night at the hut since Gilberts celtic skin was red raw then we ran down to the hotel in record time. I am over 60 now and still climbimg mountains (Aconcagua & Island Peak recently) so take my advice "keep fit, eat well and keep climbing just as long as you can.)

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