Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3857)
- Signed By: James Kaplan
- Date submitted: March 07, 2004
We were blessed with ideal late dry season weather. Only a little snow fell behind us as we descended from Barafu. Winds were light the whole trip. The climb via Shira was a breeze to Barafu. About 1/2 way from Barafu to the rim...suddenly lost all strength in legs. This came as a shock, considering how easy it had been. Probably going TOO FAST on the summit ascent. Made it, though. And between the favored route (several days at 3000-4000 meters) and Diamox, had NO symptoms of altitude sickness at all! If you go...train for this and take the diamox.