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radsonRongai  Sucess!


Climbed with Roy Safaris. Only person in my group to summit, most likely as I had acclimitised on Mt Kenya.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 7:42 pm

am89Rongai- Marangu 6 day route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007


Climbed from Kibo hut following a long snake of headlamps to the top- pole pole style. Made it to summit in nice weather, although I wasn't in too great a condition to enjoy it. Climbed with Africa Walking Company, all 8 of us made it to Uhuru! Thanks to Obote, Wilfred, Hans, and Henry our guides.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 9:41 am

RenardoSeven day Machame  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007


A truly gigantic mountain. Can't believe how many people were there. No problems getting to the top. Trip report coming soon.
Posted Aug 8, 2007 9:20 am

BlackmouthSuccess on Marangu Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007


My wife and I had a successfull trip with Good Earth Tours. We had great weather and a great time. It was a-lot harder than we anticipated and I am so proud of my wife for sticking it out.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 5:50 pm

tb00957kili  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2005
Very nice dirt trail all the way to the top. Just make sure not to get altitude sick. Slow and steady is the key.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 3:58 pm

benjohnsonRongai-Marangu via Mowenzi Tairn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006


Summitted before sunrise, and missed most of the sunrise as the fog came in. Long summit day, all the way down to Mandara.
Posted Jun 17, 2007 6:50 pm

sgicaAMS @ 15'000'


Hiked the Machame Route with Zara. GREAT trip despite getting too sick to make it out of the tent on the summit day. Nasty case of AMS...just nasty. I was dizzy, ...my vision blurred as if I was seeing everything through a frosted piece of glass. Naturally, I felt fine after decending 1,500'. I would recommend Zara to anyone.
Posted Jun 5, 2007 4:42 pm

huskertriguyMarangu (Coca-Cola) Route  Sucess!
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 May 29, 2007 4:42 pm

JanVanGenkUmbwe route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2007


Joint expedition with SP member Danny Gee. In fact, we attempted to climb a technical route via the Heim glacier, but had to retreat due to the horrible conditions - very bad quality ice, rock fall, ice fall, melting water dropping down from the galcier above, snow showers, ... Summited via the Barafu route two days later. Very strong wind, a couple of times it was difficult to maintain balance on the trail. Damned cold (windchill!). Lots of snow at the summit, all the crater area was covered with snow.
Posted May 2, 2007 12:54 pm

snowclimber12huge  Sucess!


huge mountain, my longest climb and and tallest mountain
Posted Apr 22, 2007 10:54 pm

Park5.6Machame  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2001


Hiked the Machame blindfolded, drunk, and on rollerskates. What a climb.
Posted Apr 16, 2007 3:28 am

Jessica LMy first summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2005
Hiked up the Machame Route. Trek to the summit was great. We wanted to reach the summit during sunrise but actually got there too early and had to watch it on our descent. My partner and I decided to go back to Moshi that same day - that ended up being very painful!
Posted Apr 14, 2007 10:45 pm

snoeksucessful  Sucess!
quite a lot of (hard) snow
Posted Apr 12, 2007 3:29 pm

bricewilsonLemosho-Crater Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006


We climbed with Kiliwarriors and were very pleased - I would highly recommend them. Had a great trek and a great day at the summit!
Posted Apr 6, 2007 10:32 pm

Mile BosnjakovskiMarango  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Mile Bosnjakovski

Nice treking until Kibo hut. There were to many people but after Kibo only 8 continue to Uhuru peak. Started at midnight on the summit in 06;45 me and four other friends. The feeling was just perfect. So far it is my attutude record.
Thanks Kili for give me this chance.
Posted Mar 28, 2007 7:56 am

rlawsonUmbwe Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2007


The Umbwe route is not nearly as hard and steep as advertised. I recommend it, especially if you want to avoid crowds the first couple days. We decided to summit directly from Karranga Valley camp during the daytime. With a daytime summit, you sacrifice the sunrise at the summit, but get warmer temps and much, much less wind, and you get the summit all to yourselves. On day 5, we went from Karranga (7 a.m.) to Barafu (9 a.m.); rested until about 11 a.m. before starting up toward Uhuru Peak (got there at 4:45 p.m.); we finally came back to Barafu camp (7 p.m.) to sleep. I have a complete trip report up here: http://capital2.capital.edu/faculty/rlawson/Kilimanjaro.pdf
Posted Mar 13, 2007 4:53 pm

Dan Baileymarangu route

Dan Bailey

Climbed as part of www.3peaksafrica.co.uk and the least attractive, challenging and memorable of the three peaks by a long way! Worth doing, but bear in mind it's a) very pricey and b) like a high altitude Disneyland. We were too fast for our guide, which kind of negated the point of having one. Great summit views. But I won't be back!
Posted Mar 12, 2007 4:24 pm

shknbkeRongai route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2007


Did the remote and less traveled Rongai route from the north, joining the Marangu route at Kibo hut. Weather was great until summit day when winds picked up with some light snow. Went with guides Amani and Win Foot from Zara, very highly recommended. Felt a little dazed with the altitude above 18K, but no problems. Poli Poli!
Posted Mar 1, 2007 7:06 pm

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

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