Marangu Route Climber's Log
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|atavist||breaking rules |
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2015
Arranged the climb within 2 hours after arriving in Moshe from Nairobi. Originally I was quoted $695 for a 3-day climbing package on Marangu (gate to Horombo, Horombo to Kibo, Kibo to summit to gate). I doubt the agent believed I would be able to actually make it. Shortly after paying, the agent realized that the park requires payment for at least 5 days so the fees increased to $1000+. He tracked me to my hotel and I paid the balance.
Pick up from hotel at 8:45am and drive to Marangu gate. Registration at the entrance took some time, then I finally started the leisurely hike up to Mandara and eventually arriving at Horombo. Despite every team is required to have their own cook, it seems there is a single kitchen because all the guests had basically the same meal (which was ample and tasty). There was some difference in condiments and side dishes such as fruits.
I was feeling good so when I left camp I thought I might skip Kibo and go straight for the summit. I actually went off trail and made straight for Barafu camp, which is on the Machame trail, where I had lunch. I arrived at 5pm so it took less than 4 hours to the summit (Barafu-Uhuru) and an extra one hour down to Kibo.
Easy day from Kibo back out to Marangu gate. I was hoping to take a different route off the mountain but it was against the regulations. I'd already been reprimanded for taking a route that 'was not on my itinerary' and 'climbing without a guide', so I figured I should behave at least one day while I was on the mountain. Besides, Marangu is actually very scenic as it gradually ascends thru the montaine forest, moorland and alpine desert, etc.
|Posted Mar 10, 2015 3:25 am|
|TodoVertical||Steven and I on the summit !!!|
Third time on the summit of Kilimanjaro!!!
More Pictures of KILIMANJARO JUNIOR 2008 SPANISH EXPEDITION
|Posted Nov 30, 2009 6:20 pm|
|eza||Back to Kibo |
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008
|A good friend convinced me to give another go to Kilimanjaro, and after seven years I finally got to the summit of Uhuru Peak. I enjoyed the feeling, and we did a good acclimatization work.|
|Posted Sep 17, 2008 10:40 am|
|Dadzis||Marangu Route |
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007
|Despite acclimatising on Mount Kenya just days before, found this pretty tough. But for someone who is use to sleeping in a tent; carrying and cooking all their own food; and digging a hole whenever I go to the toilet, this was pure luxury...|
|Posted Mar 13, 2008 2:17 am|
|Blackmouth||Coca Cola Route |
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007
|Coca-Cola or not it was still tough. I am so proud of my wife for toughing it out and summitting.|
|Posted Sep 26, 2007 6:29 pm|
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2007
|i have climbed it for 6 time though it the highest i have done but it the imezing mountain among those i have challeng if you wish to im doing the whisky route on 15th of march|
|Posted Feb 19, 2007 7:52 pm|
|osatrik||1973 Summit |
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 1973
|Dad and I climbed with guides from the Marangu Hotel. 5 day trip. Probably saw a lot more glacier in the crater than climbers today!|
|Posted Aug 28, 2006 3:08 am|
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2001
|Because of reasons I already explained in my trip report , we withdrew from Hans Meyer's Cave to Kibo Hut. Two members of our team made it to Uhuru Peak, though|
|Posted May 8, 2006 2:54 pm|