Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3953)
- Signed By: Dave Sturgeon
- Date submitted: June 04, 2004
It's a fantastic climb if you're with good friends and have the highly competant and professional guides and porters we did (From the Capricorn Hotel-http://www.africaonline.co.tz/capricornhotel/.) The Machame route was scenic and allowed for acclimatization with an extra day spent at the Karanga Valley camp. I feel that Diamox was beneficial as were the techniques of "rest stepping" and "pressure breathing." Summit day went much quicker than I had expected and for me was not nearly as tough as I had experienced elsewhere. What a view from Uhuru!! Go for it!!