Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#4055)
- Signed By: Emma Holyland
- Date submitted: September 10, 2004
We made it to Uhuru Peak at 8am on the 13th August 2001. We were freezing cold and absolutely shattered but it was the most amazing experience ever and you felt like you were on top of the world. The ice fields at the top are amazing and the sunrise was beautiful. Mawenzi Tarn also looked spectacular from the top. It took us 5 days of walking "pole pole" to reach the peak, our group were fantastic and our porters were amazing carrying huge weights on their heads and walking much faster than us. For anyone thinking of going you must do it and stay determind - it really is brilliant. Thanks to Exodus and The African Walking Company for getting us there and we walked the less touristy, Rongai route, i'm sure that I will be talking about it for many years to come - Good Luck to anyone thinking of doing the trek. Emma Holyland and Darren Eastland.