Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#4056)
- Signed By: Bjørn Revil
- Date submitted: September 11, 2004
- Number of People Encountered:
Summited Uhuru as part of a 13 person Norwegian group. All 13 reached Uhuru! The local staff made a lot of good work and a lot of good food. Climbing Kili without them would be completely unpossible.
The Norwegian "Hvitserk" company also did a tremendous job in organizing the expedition and trashtalking everybody to the summit.
How to climb Kilimanjaro:
1. Treat the local staff as nice as possible. They deserve it , and they will do anything to help you.
2. Do not drink 3 litres a day, drink 5 or 6 (!)
3.Try to walk slower than everybody else. The mountain will be there tomorrow too.
I did not not use Diamox and still smile at all the summit photos. The mighty pills might help you, but I do not think they are necessary.
By the way. One guy knocked a golfball from Uhuru peak. As it hit the crater he claimed it was the worlds highest Hole In One.
regards: Bjørn Revil