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AlpinistMachame Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2007


I climbed Kilimanjaro with Torie, Jim, Abe, and Zara guides Msafiri and Joseph. We followed the Machame route and summited on the 6th day. Our team reached Stella Point at 4:15am and Uhuru Peak at 5am, well before sunrise and the hoards of other climbers. It was 10(F) on the summit. We had intended to hike to the ash pit afterwards, but between the sleep deprivation and cold temps, we unanimously agreed to skip it. We were content to watch the sunrise from Stella Point, which was most memorable. We picked the one good day during the whole week to summit. There was not a cloud in the sky until after we had descended back to camp.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 9:42 pm

Nigel LewisHoneymoon  Sucess!

Nigel Lewis

Lisa and I climbed Kili for our honeymoon! We went in by the Rongai and came out by Marangu. Quite a few people on the summit the same day as us, lots more didn't make it though.

Posted Feb 13, 2007 11:46 pm

incrediblesnowmanRoute Climbed: Marangu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 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.

We took a deciscion not to go with any porters or cooks on the approach march nor on 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 Feb 13, 2007 2:27 am

Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2007


Yup, climbed this. See my trip report(soon to be filed).
Posted Feb 8, 2007 3:13 pm

highicewild  Sucess!
starting off under a clear night with a full moon with the southern cross above and then seeing the wild serengetti plains at first light from the summit will never leave my memory! very strong team of three we also explored the crater and surrounding peaks in the short time we were in the area. I'd recommend doing this and not just the big one.
Posted Jan 30, 2007 8:44 pm

chris615machame  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2007


whiskey route up, rained every day except the last day, and a snowstorm on the summit. fn-eh
Posted Jan 20, 2007 1:30 am

alexclimbUhuru via Marangu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2007


Did the Summit with a group of Russians. Funny place. Lots of people trying the Mountain without any acclimatization.... I don't think it is healthy way. We acclimatized on Mount Kenya and had no altitude problems on Kili.
Posted Jan 19, 2007 3:36 pm

trailhuggersarahMachame in a Blizzard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2006


A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! It was hard waking up at midnight and then being coherent, but apparently it works.
We had white-out conditions from even before Stella's point. We definitely earned our summit.
Posted Jan 9, 2007 5:08 pm

thenewpassionRongai Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2003


Ah, my first taste of thin-air. After completing Kenya ten years earlier, Kili became a niggling 'must do sometime' mountain. Like Kenya, it was great to be able to make this climb with Caroline. It was another great African experience.
Posted Dec 10, 2006 7:10 am

Mots010Machame  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2006


Jan 2-7 2006 on the Machame Route. Great trip, although we were on the mountain during the tragic rock slide. All 3 in our group successfuly summited, although, starting our summit bid at 12am, we only took 5 hours to summit and reached the highest point in the dark at 5am! No views!
Posted Dec 10, 2006 1:52 am

karl1875Great Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2006


Recently climbed Kili, it was a wonderful trip. Besides the fact it rained everyday, I couldn't have asked for a better trip. Destination Africa Tours was a great tour company, on-time, professional, and not expensive. From the picked at the airport to the hotel on the first and last night, these guy are top shelf.
Posted Dec 6, 2006 7:39 pm

sutcliffe996Umbwe on Kilimanjaro  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2006


Thanks Steve Findlay and Jagged Globe, great summit. 2 to finish off the 7 summits!
Posted Nov 29, 2006 8:03 am

huskerhikerMarangu (Coca-Cola) Route
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2002


Definitely feeling like a poseur for posting on the Marangu Route.

I may have been colder and more tired, but I don't remember when. Although steep and muddy and perhaps grueling in their own way, by far the assault on the summit was most difficult. Incredibly steep and biting cold until the sun finally came up. Several of us were so tired we fell asleep sitting on rocks waiting for members of our party to catch up.

By far the challenge was mostly mental. I have no doubt that those in our party who turned back could have made it if they supressed those inner demons.

Beautiful glaciers, summit resembles some sort of lunar surface.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 9:52 am

AndinoRongai > Marangu Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2004


It was a tough day !
Got mountain sickness at about 5200m : very tired and feeling like puking all the way up. However I sticked to it to reach the top.
A short break at Gillman Point (5600m) is good to recharge batteries.
Marvellous experience though !
Posted Oct 5, 2006 4:38 pm

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: Marangu 'Guiding'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2006


All of us reached the summit accompanied by a beatiful sunrise that day !!!!
Posted Sep 30, 2006 8:57 pm

SusanMMachame Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006


What an adventure. It's too much to sum up here.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 1:06 pm

SkydiveKenTwendi Pole Pole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006


Twendi pole pole is swahili for lets go slowly. Six hours in the pitch black above 15,000' one foot in front of the other. 0 deg F and a light breeze made for perfect conditions. Managed to get to the summit 30 min before sunrise and 15 min before the crowds. Still can't believe my guide lit up a cigarette for his summit celebration. Lemosho route has a lot of up and down but very little traffic. A great route with scenic views and no crowds. Had a great expierence with Good Earth Tours. A Video and PICS
Posted Sep 1, 2006 8:56 pm

osatrikKilimanjaro in the 1970s  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 1973


In 1973 the National Park was still getting established, but the main route was pretty much the same - Marangu to Horombo Hut to Mandara Hut to Kibo Hut, summit and then one night in Horombo on the descent. We climbed in February, and had about 2 feet of snow on the crater rim.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 7:25 pm

Jay PowerRongai  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

Jay Power

Summited at 08:30. Descended via the very busy Marangu route. Great experience. Never again.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 9:54 am

monealWestern Breach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2004


Climbed with Mountain Madness. We had a great time, despite feeling like dirt while trying to sleep above 16,000 ft

Posted Jul 10, 2006 10:48 pm

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