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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

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

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