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JuhoRoute Climbed: Western Breach (Machame) Date Climbed: September 15th, 2005  Sucess!


So far one of the best experiences in my life. I started from the Machame gate and went up to the summit via Machame, Shira and Arrow Glacier Camps in 5 days. Just to test myself I carried my own gear (13kg) all the way to Arrow Glacier Camp and with the minimum acclimatization it was pretty exhausting.

I reached the summit just after sunrise with only a couple of people there at the time and the views are absolutely spectacular. I truly recommend the Machame route (instead of Marangu) as you can see the Shira plateau, Lava Tower and Arrow Glacier from Western Breach which are the highlights of the ascent.
Posted Dec 17, 2005 1:07 pm

luckykatRoute Climbed: Rongai Date Climbed: 04 November 2005  Sucess!


Yes! I made it to the top. The whole team has written up their stories on our website.


Enjoy! Hope it helps those of you who come after!
Posted Dec 8, 2005 6:00 pm

timfoltzRoute Climbed: Marangu Date Climbed: Summer of 2001  Sucess!


Great Climb, mostly a long hike up and down
Posted Dec 8, 2005 12:40 pm

vbc285Route Climbed: Marungu Route Date Climbed: June, 2001  Sucess!


Three days up and two down. Awsome climb and experience. One down and 6 to go!!!
Posted Dec 3, 2005 4:30 pm

Jaybird-99Route Climbed: Western Breach (via Lemosho) Date Climbed: February 24th, 2005  Sucess!


Have a look at my trip report journal.

It is best read as the pdf file as it has quite a few pictures and graphics.

Posted Nov 22, 2005 2:08 pm

emilieRoute Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: September 15, 2005  Sucess!


Went with Duma Explorers and highly recommend them - excellent value for the cost. This was the toughest thing I have ever done, mainly because I was sick the entire time (and not altitude sickness). We had cold frosty weather at the top with no view, but I didn't care - I made it to the top of Africa! :-) The descent was actually the toughest part for me - 15,000ft in a day and a half on rock (snow is much easier on the joints).
Posted Nov 11, 2005 6:50 pm

rossjmacRoute Climbed: Marangu Date Climbed: 17 September 2004  Sucess!
Sue and I summited just before 6 in the morning and 3 minutes before sunrise.... Very cold but what a beautiful view of the light hitting the Serengeti with Mount Meru keeping watch in the distance... A very rewarding climb!
Posted Oct 28, 2005 2:45 am

MikeWRoute Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


First big one and a beauty. We spent 7 days on the mountain, had time to acclimatize properly on the Machame route. Climbed the Lava Tower, reach Uhuru Peak and skied down the scree slope, a lot of fun!
Posted Oct 25, 2005 4:41 pm

kacRoute Climbed: Lemosho Date Climbed: July 1, 2005  Sucess!
Had good luck with weather on top -- wasn't very cold, never had to fully zip my outer layer. Made it to the top with my friend Greg Fletchall and his son, Matt (age 12). Coming down was long and difficult. Many thanks to our guides Freddie and Charlie and the Marangu hotel, which arranged the climb.

Ken Cameron
Posted Oct 2, 2005 5:40 pm

krissydogRoute Climbed: Umbwe/Western Breach Date Climbed: Sept 18 2005  Sucess!


I reccomend the Umbwe route, we had only one other group on the route for the first two days. The Western Breach is a nice challenge too. Good climb, good time.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 2:00 pm

mymirage77Route Climbed: Lemosho/Western Breach Date Climbed: September 19, 2005  Sucess!
Climbed with Kiliwarriors!!! They were awesome ... big thanks to Justin, Gideon and the others for guiding us to the top. All in our team of 5 made it to the Summit. Just be prepared as the descent was very challenging for several in our group. Can't say enough good things about the Kiliwarriors.
Posted Sep 24, 2005 4:56 pm

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: Marangu (Guiding) Date Climbed: Sept. 13th 2005  Sucess!


Typical september days. All seven of us reached Uhuru Peak !!
Posted Sep 22, 2005 2:50 pm

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


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!


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

Smithman123Route Climbed: Machame Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!


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.

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!


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

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