iconodylan wrote:Can it be climbed alone- does anybody know any local guides- and can I follow others up the path- will their be alot of people summiting during this time? any body going?
It can be climbed alone, as it's not technical. But I guess it's always nice to have somebody around. You never exactly know how your body is going to react. Having said that, in august there'll be plenty of people on the mountain, so it'll be easy to follow a group with a guide.
I think your time frame is a bit short though. We didn't summit last year because of bad weather that stayed on for four days. Besides, seven days to acclimatize properly seems a bit short.
I'll be going again this year and will be there from the 7th of August 'till the 22nd. I can recommend Pilgrim Tours. If you want to meet up over there, let me know.