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|straylightstudios||Route Climbed: Marangu Date Climbed: Dec. 10th 2004|
|I started 6.15 am and reached the summit at 9.50 am|
from Kibu hut. The ascent was quick and comfortable
with stabile weather conditions. The sun peeked out
a few times, but the summit approach from Gillan's point was a little chilly. It took me just below 6 hours for the whole climb (up and down) which was the inital plan. Of our group of 3 people all of us made it.
This is the summary of our separate climbs:
Corax - Started 06.15. Summited 09.05. He stayed
approx. 1 hour on the summit before desc-
ending. Reached Kibu hut 11.05
Nadios - Started 02.30 Summited 07.55. She stayed
approx. 10 minutes on the summit before
descending. Reached Kibu hut around 10.
Straylightstudios - Started 06.15. Summited 09.50.
I stayed approx. 10 min on the summit
before descending. Reached Kibu hut 11.45.
We took a deciscion not to go with any porters or cooks on the approach march nor the climb itself. A single guide accompanied us because of park regulations forced us to do so. Our permit allowed us to spend a total of 4 days in the park to make a summit bid.
The total amount that we spended on park fees and guide was $1080 for 3 people compared to regular fees of approx. $700 per person.
|Posted Dec 11, 2004 10:20 am|
|Anubis||Route Climbed: Marangu Date Climbed: 2004 november 19|
|really nice walk through the rainforest, not to many people and great weather (t-shirts up to kibo) except on summit day (-15 C and 20 m/s winds) made this a really enjoyable trip.|
and also, after reading about kili in many forums I had gotten the impression that the marangu-trail were going to be fairly easy.
sure, up to kibo there were no problem but on summitnight i found the trek up to uhuru to be really hard nearly not making it to the very top.
and I consider myself to be fit running (10-30 km), swimming (2 km) and biking (1-5 h) about 5 to 6 times a week.
|Posted Nov 22, 2004 6:40 am|
|JanG||Route Climbed: Umbwe to Western Breach Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2002|
|Highest summit ever for me. I had been forewarned about the risk of death from altitude sickness especially at my not-too young age of 56. We spent one week mountaineering at high altitude in the Alps to become better acclimatized prior to our long trek to almost 6000m. Fortunately we did not have any major high altitude problems (details provided in Trip Report).|
It is unfortunate that so many trekkers are discouraged from trying the Umbwe route because there are no technical difficulties during the climb. Moreover, the landscape is much more dramatic and memorable than anything seen on the Marangu route.
|Posted Nov 19, 2004 10:00 pm|
|benjamingray||Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: September 6, 2004|
|7 day Machame route climb. Great experience! Tanzania is beautiful, and the people are incredible.|
|Posted Nov 10, 2004 3:54 pm|
|Mhtrussell||Route Climbed: Rongai Date Climbed: 5 November 2004|
|Nobody told me about the fantastic views of the glacier and the crater from the top - only about how hard it would be!|
|Posted Nov 9, 2004 5:57 pm|
|ChuckO||Route Climbed: Arrow Glacier Date Climbed: apr 2000|
|Great climb. My altitude P.R., then and now. Fresh snow on summit day made the climb challenging. 15hour summit day, worked me pretty hard. Loved it!|
|Posted Oct 12, 2004 10:39 pm|
|praveenbhatia||Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: Sept 28 2004|
|Reached the summit (Uhuru) at 7:30 am. The summit climb was long and tough - was a full moon night. Wonderful experience.|
|Posted Oct 8, 2004 5:57 pm|
|Lobelia||Route Climbed: Machame route Date Climbed: 10 September 2001|
|I felt very weak because of the height, so I didn't get to the summit. I'll try it again some day.|
|Posted Sep 15, 2004 5:39 pm|
|mposner||Route Climbed: Machame Route Date Climbed: August 1, 2004|
|Great climb. Summit day was long. Went with Alpine Ascents. You can check out my journal and pictures at:|
|Posted Sep 9, 2004 9:38 pm|
|climbhighsleeplow||Route Climbed: Western Breach Date Climbed: July 20, 2004|
|Our group of 4 reached the summit in bright sunshine after spending the night camping on the crater rim next to the glacier. It was my 2nd time at the summit! The first time was via Machame. This time via the Western Breach - which is much more impressive than Machame. The hike to the actual ashpit was the highlight of my trip! Special thanks to the rest of the team (Tom, Nina & Adria) and to Wilbert and our outstanding F&S Kiliwarrior crew - www.go-kili.com|
|Posted Sep 1, 2004 8:27 pm|
|akclimbing||Route Climbed: Machame-Arrow-Glacier-Western Breech up / Mweka down Date Climbed: January 22 2004|
|1 st . day Machame gate - Machame camp|
2 nd Machame camp - New Shira camp
3 d New Shira C. - Arrow-Glacier camp
4 th Arrow Glacier -camp - summit - Mweka camp
5 th Mweka camp - Mweka gate
Absolutely fantastic trip, best weather conditions, snow and ice above 4700m. From Uhuru-peak fantastic view over the snow-covered crater-plateau.
Thanks to our guides G. Stelzig from Mitterberg / Austria and our african guides William and Arbogast.
All 12 members of the group reached the summit.
|Posted Aug 17, 2004 5:06 pm|
|k2link||Route Climbed: Machame/Western Breach Date Climbed: July 15-21, 2004|
|David Link & David Deffner reached Uhuru Peak on July 19 at 8:00 am, after climbing the Arrow Glacier/Western Breach route from Lava Tower. The weather was exceptionally fine, and we had minimal problems with altitude sickness. Our guide Peter Mato, was excellent, and we'd recommend him wholeheartedly. David & David's Excellent Kilimanjaro adventure was "Extreme Team Pole Pole!"|
|Posted Aug 3, 2004 8:59 pm|
|tahoeberne||Route Climbed: Rongai Date Climbed: July 6, 2004|
|Our group--ages 53 to 62--of seven from the United States took six days to ascend the peak, and two days down the Marungu Route. Other than headaches and one member with mild pulmonary edema, we all successfully summited. Dry, mild weather comforted our ascent.|
|Posted Jul 31, 2004 1:17 am|
|Peter Eliassen||Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: August 19, 2002|
|What an experience...the 7-day route is so beautiful.|
|Posted Jul 22, 2004 3:53 pm|
|bennovak||Route Climbed: Machame-Mweka Date Climbed: December 24, 1998|
|Went with Alpine Ascents International. It was a very well prepared trek, I would recommend it to anyone. A real nice walk, with the summit day being the only substantial challenge. Carry some coin to buy some beer at the Mweka hut on the way down. From what I remember, Safari Lager is the way to go.|
|Posted Jul 17, 2004 5:50 pm|
|nunkun||Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: 18th January 1999|
|It was nice, but with a cold wind at the top!|
|Posted May 17, 2004 6:54 pm|
|t511a||Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: 27August2002|
|Left high camp around midnight on a relatively warm night, made for a fairly easy climb. Sunrise was absolutely stunning. Great views. Couldn't help but notice there wasn't a whole lot of glacier up there :-(|
|Posted Apr 28, 2004 5:28 pm|
|Rockhopper||Route Climbed: Machame (ascent), Mweka (descent) Date Climbed: march 4, 2004|
|On the mountain for 7 days (decided to take an extra day for better acclimatisation). Dry night and a clear sky during our summit attempt. Left Barufu at 0.30 am and reached the summit (Uhuru Peak) at 7.15 am. |
Easy climb. Walked slowly avoiding many stops for resting (because of the cold wind). On the summit together with my wife (and climbing partner) Astrid, CJ and Macho. Great views!
|Posted Mar 15, 2004 9:20 am|
|Elwood||Route Climbed: Lemosho Gate to Shira Plateau & up Western Breach Date Climbed: Feb. 5,2004|
|We spent 7-days on the mountain, our first 3 were dry & warm. The last 4-days was a mixed bag! We had rain 2-days, followed by 2-days of snow. This made conditions on the Western Breach difficult without ice axe nor crampons. Because many of the rocks that needed to be overcome, had a thin coat of ice on them. Besides all the new snow & iced-over rocks, we had snow falling with high winds, which made visability poor. After finally reaching the summit, taking a few pictures & having a warm cup of tea, we descended via the Mweka Route.|
|Posted Mar 1, 2004 9:40 am|
|il.rocciatore||Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: 6 february 2004|
|Spent a fantastic 6 days on the mountain, although the weather was rather rainy. Happily we had a dry night for the summit attempt, with a full moon. Got very well till about 150 metres below Stella point. Then it became hard and when I reached Stella Point I was actually suffering from AMS (maybe because I refused to take Diamox for the trip in order to climb the mountain by fair means). Went on to Uhuru Peak anyway, which I reached at about 07.30 with a little help from the guide.|
All the three of our expedition reached the summit.
|Posted Feb 11, 2004 2:59 pm|