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mnsurvivorRoute Climbed: Lemosho/Western Breach Date Climbed: July 7, 2005  Sucess!

mnsurvivor

Great trip with Kiliwarriors and Faraja as our guide, Hosea our assistant, Kanini our camp manager. I was here in April 2004 with a different, well-known company, but this was fatastic! Great company, guides and porters. It isn't always about the summit, even though I made it twice, but about the experience on the mountain and the men that take you there. None better than Kiliwarriors.



Many people on the summit slogging in from Marangu at this time of year. Saw evacuated people. Scarey. Even though people of marginal fitness, like myself, can make it to the summit, you need to know it is a serious altitude and things can happen suddenly. Be prepared for that!
Posted Sep 9, 2005 11:35 am

gertRoute Climbed: Machame Route Date Climbed: Dec2001  Sucess!

gert

Wonderfull hike - will do it once again .............
Posted Aug 21, 2005 6:55 pm

Smithman123Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!

Smithman123

I climbed this route when I was 18 with two friends. We chose the Machame Route because we wanted a challenge (we couldn't see ourselves sleeping in cabins). EWP helped us organize our trip (http://www.ewpnet.com/Machame.htm), and we arrived in Kilimanjaro International Airport in late may of 2000.



We ended up having a guide, and assistant guide, a cook, and 5 porters to help us with our hike (for details see the shortcut listed above):



EWP was fantastic, and our trip was a dream! I recommend it to anyone in good shape. Avoid the Marangu route (too touristy in my opinion), and go with one of the more remote routes if you can.
Posted Aug 20, 2005 8:20 pm

Ron LeliveldRoute Climbed: Lemosho Date Climbed: 3 january 2005  Sucess!

Ron Leliveld

It was very cold at the summit -20 celcius but a very good weather en view.

Before this mountain we have done mount kenia as acclimatisation so this one was not so difficult
Posted Aug 18, 2005 1:57 pm

bruno baschungRoute Climbed: machame road Date Climbed: mid september 1991  Sucess!

bruno baschung

Summit reached mid september 1991 with my friend Christophe Woronkowicz.



I strongly recommend the machame route, much less overcrowded and much more interesting than thje normal route.



Bruno BASCHUNG
Posted Aug 18, 2005 8:14 am

Alan FiolkoskiRoute Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!
This mountain has so much to offer for almost any level climber. I was so glad I took the Machame Route rather than the Marangu. Even though somewhat more demanding the Machame has so much more to offer from unforgetable views and less crowds. Also remember the true summit of Kilmanjaro is Uhuru and not Gilmans Point. By taking the Marangu Route many climbers reach Gilmans Point and decide not to continue around and up to Uhuru.

By taking the Machame Route you completely bypass the Gilmans Point and forces you (if you want to summit) to go all the way to Uhuru.

Believe me, take the extra time and energy and you will always be happy with your decision.
Posted Aug 15, 2005 3:30 pm

Peter CreedonDate Climbed: 7/10/03  Sucess!
Went with my cousin Randy. Beautiful trip. Hot at the base, but as you go up, it gets even better.
Posted Aug 5, 2005 9:04 pm

Moogie737Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!

Moogie737

This is the second time I have reached the summit within the past 18 months. Both times went with Zara, both times Machame Route. This is a great route for acclimatization. Weather crappy for first two days but then cleared up except for 1" snow in Barranco Valley! Clear summit night. At summit for sunrise - spectacular and never-to-be-forgotten. Subsequent descent extremely demanding. My climbing partner also reached summit, Daniel Bennett. Zara's Springlands Hotel in Moshi a great place to spend prep and post-climb days.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 12:35 pm

flatfootRoute Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!
Had a very good climb - fantastic weather. Slow and steady going up, admiring the views. Was last to leave camp on summit day but third to reach summit - saw about five people turn back due to altitude sickness. Scree going down was exasperating, to say the least. Guide from Arusha Expeditions was a character.
Posted Jul 10, 2005 8:42 pm

daode83Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

daode83

My first significant mountain. Goodluck and Michael Jackson, we could not have done it without you. Amazing summit view and great higher altitude experience, better believe I'll do it again next time I'm in Tanzania.
Posted Jun 17, 2005 6:49 pm

MariePRoute Climbed: Rongai (up) Marangu (down) Date Climbed: January 2004  Sucess!

MarieP

Great altitude test. Wish I could do it without a guide!
Posted Jun 17, 2005 1:13 am

Rice ClimberRoute Climbed: Great Western Breach Date Climbed: November 29, 2001  Sucess!

Rice Climber

I was inspired to climb Kilimanjaro by my friend who had cancer and was hospital-ridden. Thanks, Heather-



We summitted at 7am, after a midnight departure. It was snowing and very cold for the most part (I climbed in my down jacket) with 40mph blowing across the crater, but cleared up and calm at the summit. The 9000' descent back to a 10,000' camp is a killer...



Big ups to the Rhino Team from Moon-Adventure.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 2:51 pm

chapter11Route Climbed: Machame Route - Western Breach Summit Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!
Perfect Summit Day. Western Breach was phenomenal! Thanks Jacob and Tropical Trails!
Posted Jun 8, 2005 5:09 pm

Joerg MarretschRoute Climbed: Up from north (Kikeleva-route), down over Marangu Date Climbed: 14 February 2001  Sucess!

Joerg Marretsch

The top of Africa, my first really big mountain. A wonderful experience. I´m looking for more.
Posted May 16, 2005 5:29 am

dcanaleyRoute Climbed: Marangu Date Climbed: April 2005  Sucess!
Reached the summit at Gilman's Point (5700m), about 200m short of the true summit at Uhuru Point. Had to turn back due to severe altitude sickness.



Great weather, and absolutely terrific pair of guides....Milton and Dickson from Zara Travel.
Posted Apr 27, 2005 4:39 pm

milan1970Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: 23-29/12/04

milan1970

It was a beautifull trip. Sometimes we had some bad weather but in general it was nice and sunny. I didn't make it to the top and had to wait for my girlfriend in the Barafu (last) camp. Although I didn't make it , it meant a lot to be there. The beautifull scenery and every morning a cup of coffee on the mountain :-).

For sure I'll be back one day and hope to be more lucky.

Maybe see you out there somewhere.



Grtz Milan
Posted Apr 12, 2005 11:40 am

Christine PembertonRoute Climbed: Marangu Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!
Reached Uhuru for the 2nd time in 2 years, and despite snow & poor visibility, felt just as proud as I did the first time. This time, climbed with my 16 year old son. Marangu was pleasantly unlittered, compared with Machame 2 years ago.
Posted Mar 28, 2005 10:42 pm

mnsurvivorRoute Climbed: Machambe/Western Breach Date Climbed: April 2004  Sucess!

mnsurvivor

Unbelievable experience. I was 53 and my sister-in-law was 60 when we went up. We had never been on any kind of mountain trek before. Hard work and more so during the long rain season! Am going again this July when I hope to have some views!
Posted Mar 17, 2005 6:05 pm

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: Western Breach Date Climbed: February 19, 2005  Sucess!

kilimanjaro1

Had originally planned to climb Machame route with an extra acclimatization day at Karanga Valley. Our guide suggested we go Western Breach instead and I am glad we decided to change. We had a very easy climb with stops at Machame Camp, Shira Camp, Lava Tower Camp, Arrow Glacier Camp and Crater Camp. I had some reservations about this route gaining altitude too rapidly, but we did acclimitization hikes every day from Shira Camp on and had no problems with acclimatization. Reaching the summit from the last camp was only about an hour, and we avoided the long, cold windy night climb from Barafu. There were 3 groups at our Crater Camp- 21 climbers in all and all 21 made the summit. On descent we met several climbers at Stella Point coming up from Barafu that were really struggling and some that just didn't make it. I didn't initially expect to be a fan of the Western Breach Route, but now I am sold on it. A great trip and great support from the guides and porters from Good Earth Tours.
Posted Mar 1, 2005 11:42 am

ThadRoute Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: February 6th 2005  Sucess!
Made it all the way to Uhuru with 6 of our original 7. Clear night, clear sunrise. My father's 3rd summit and my mom's first (she is 60 and a recent breast cancer survior). A really special trip!



We used Tropical Trails based out of Arusha. Thanks Ramson, Godbless, Eugene, & Charles (Charles made us fish fry at Shira...FISH FRY!!!)



I would go with Ramson and crew again in a second.
Posted Feb 18, 2005 4:02 pm

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