Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#4038)
- Signed By: John l. Semmlow and Susanne Oldham
- Date submitted: August 24, 2004
For the two of us, we had a guide and four porters for the 5 day climb. I though it was a little
excessive. However, when I got down, I found that the porters were getting about $2/day
(remember this was 1982). I then wished I had paid two more to carry me up. I only got to
Gillman's Point, and was quite sick untill I got back to 12,000 ft. that evening. Hardest thing
I have ever done physically. Wish I could do it again, but I am afraid I would not make it,
Maybe if I took an extra day at 12,000 (I was fine till the last part of the climb to 15,000).
Still it was a great experience.