Welcome to SP!  -

Kilimanjaro Climber's Log

Sort By:

[ Sign the Climber's Log ]
Viewing: 1-20 of 276 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...  14  NEXT » 

ppergandeRoof of Africa.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2010


Did the 6 day Machame route. Beautiful scenery. Everyday was different. The summit night was mentally exhausting. More rain than I was ready for, but it didn't dampen my spirits.
Posted Mar 1, 2010 7:50 am

Bluebell08Amazing experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2009


Climbed the Machame Route, 6 days total. Midnight to 6:30 summit climb was a tough one, in an ice storm the whole way up. Fog and rain every day of the hike, but beautiful scenery when it was clear! Zara Tours made for a great experience.
Posted Nov 9, 2009 9:47 pm

belexesRongai & Marangu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009


Our group went from Oct 19-25 with Team Kilimanjaro, a company out of England. I went with my sister, Liz, and her friends Lexi, Michelle and Dieter. We also had two others in our group. We started from the Nalemuru Gate on the north side. The slow pace (pole-pole!) and an extra night at Horombo Huts to acclimatize allowed the entire group to reach the summit on Oct 24 with not too much trouble. I can't really say enough about Team Kilimanjaro. Great food, gear, service and people. Much more than I expected. On the way down we spent a night at Horombo before heading down to Marangu Gate the next day. Good Times.
Posted Nov 3, 2009 3:59 pm

LabrancheSevent Summits #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


Since we have to use a company on this climb, I used Zara Tours. It is run by locals, but probably owned by foreigners. However, this company provided great services. The food was superb. For the price, I definitely recommend using this company, especially since it is local, not international.
Posted Oct 9, 2009 4:38 pm

sokolxxxMachame  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2005


Many many times I was on the Uhuru...with clients.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 5:29 pm

spenceMarangu Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 1995


My first continent highpoint. Left Kibo hut at 1am during a snow storm and arrived at the summit before sunrise. I sat around freezing for well over an hour waiting for the sun to come up so I could take some pictures.
Posted Aug 19, 2009 3:05 pm

YemeniIllini05Marangu -- April 2005  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2005
Climbed the Marangu route with a local Tanzanian company, Zara Tours. Got altitude sickness at the first hut (Mandara hut) at about 8,000 feet. Was fine the next morning and got to the Horombo Hut at about 13,000 feet without any problems. 3rd day was acclimatization. The 4th took us to the Kibo hut at about 15,000 feet. At about midnight, we pushed for the summit -- severe altitude sickness turned me back at Gilman's Point on the summit crater. Overall, great weather and a moderately easy climb for a fit individual who is well acclimatized.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 9:09 pm

DaveWillmott8 day Lemosho route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2008


Only 2 out of 5 made it. At the age of 72, I had no problems with altitude. I took Naprosyn and 2 Coca Tea bags daily that I got from Peru.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 3:18 pm

diggiteemachame route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2009


no dramas. left at midnight, got there 1/2 hour before the sun rose so had a noce wait on the summit. 2 of the eight summits done (doing kosiusko and cartenz pyramid just to be sure) yayyy!!
Posted Jun 4, 2009 10:15 am

basagixMachame  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2009


Fantastic time with R3. Summit morning was snowy with high winds. 1 to 3 cm of snow accumulation. Arrived atop for clearing clouds and sunrise.
Posted May 13, 2009 3:12 pm

SietoKilimanjaro (5895m) via the Shira route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2008


Climbed Kili via the Shira route in 8 days (up & down), with guides from the African Walking Co. (whom i recommend). On the summit we couldn't see a thing because of the fog, but the achievement of getting to the top felt great!
Posted May 6, 2009 3:07 pm

mnaturesonMachame - 7 days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009


Group of four from San Diego. The summit of Kili was clear every night of our climb. Then the mountain decided to dump an inch or two of snow on us the night before the summit. Although I missed having a view from the top, I loved the sporty feel of a summit in the snow. I felt like I was in the Himalaya, not Africa. I also loved not having to fight the scree slope on the last 30 min to Stella Point, having a nice blanket of snow holding the slope together.
Posted Mar 24, 2009 11:04 am

Peak FreakUmbwe Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009

Peak Freak

First three days featured some of the most beautiful and enjoyable hiking I have ever done! Day four was another easy hike. Summit day was a real slog in the snow, but we made it to the top around sun rise. Felt pretty good on the way down, so we hiked all the way out and finished early. If I did it again, I'd take six days up to be better acclimatized for summit day, and still hike all the way out the same day. As it stood, we did the whole thing in five.
Posted Mar 24, 2009 12:55 am

punchlineSee the Snows ...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2004


of Kilimanjaro before they are gone ...
Posted Mar 11, 2009 8:33 am

rpaceTouching the African sky!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009


Woohoo! Via the Machame Route...
Posted Mar 1, 2009 9:03 pm

mthomasWestern Breach Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2003


Beautiful ascent up a now-closed route, my first big mountain. The trip was organized by Mountain Madness. I highly recommend them!!!
Posted Mar 1, 2009 12:48 pm

eje138Marangu route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2005


A wonderful trekking even on the normal "Coca Cola" route. The flora changes every day with the altitude, but there's always something to stop to take a photo of. We had gorgeous weather the whole week.
Easy climb to the Kibo hut, but not to be underestimated from there to Gilman's Point, due to the combination of altitude and cold. (I thought I would freeze to death.) From there it's easy again, because it's flat and the sun comes up. I will always remember that sunrise.
(A túrát a Baraka szervezte és Nádai Laci vezette nagyszerûen.)
Posted Feb 28, 2009 3:36 pm

julsclimbo9Julsclimb09  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2009
Planned our climb for a year. What an incredible experience. All six of us made it . We took the Macheme route and used Good Earth. The whole company was awesome but extra shout out to Amani, Tumane and Bryson. A beautiful full moon and clear sky for our summit. Yes , it was difficult but pole, pole all the way. No Problem. We'll never forget this !
Posted Feb 26, 2009 12:35 am

MountainHikerCOMachame Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009


All 7 of our group made the summit. We did the Machame Route over 7 days with Kessy Tours. I highly recommend adding the 7th day since it splits the long day before the summit into 2 easy days. We had a clear sky with 5 to 10 K winds on the summit. Temp just around freezing.
Posted Feb 22, 2009 2:03 pm

Ozclimb1st of my Seven  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2007


Amazing feeling, the 1st of seven (hopefully) 2 down 5 to go! Summited via Rongai route which was awesome. reached summit just after 8a.m. Poor visibility though, couldnt see 100m in front:-( otherwise an amazing day:-)
Posted Feb 22, 2009 6:03 am

Viewing: 1-20 of 276 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...  14  NEXT » 
[ Return to 'Kilimanjaro' main page ]