Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3810)

  • Signed By: David Kerr
  • Date submitted: March 07, 2004

Summited on Uhuru Peak 0830 on Friday 25th February 2000 with the UK company Explore having completed the Marangu Route. Many thanks to the tour leader Dave Pickles and guides Godliving and Addidas. Standing on the "Roof of Africa" was an amazing experience. I would recommend it to anyone. Everyone in our group who made it to Gilmans Point and on to Uhuru did so without Diamox - worthwhile in itself.

We took four days to the top which included an acclimatisation day at Horombo Hut. To anyone thinking of climbing this hill I offer the following :-

On the way up -

GO EVEN SLOWER THAN YOU THINK YOU SHOULD.

DRINK AT LEAST 4 LITRES OF WATER PER DAY.

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.

SLEEP AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.

I did this and got there - you can too !

Good luck!

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