Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3950)

I first climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in May, 1963. Kibo hut was a very small (quarter the size it is now)stone built building. The mountain, except for us twelve Royal Marines was apparently - empty. I have climbed it 27 times since and the last time, the mountain was packed and a group of Korean's actually had their main baggage taken to Kibo hut on a three ton truck!. It goes without saying, none of the Korean's reached Uhuru Peak. We have reached Uhuru Peak each time I believe, because we always brought and cooked, our own food. Combined with an acclimatisation climb to Point Lenana the third highest summit on Mount Kenya, makes this trip to Africa most memrable.


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