Felt like I was cheating with porters, but I joined the trip last minute with a group of inexperienced trekkers! Still was an amazing experience, and definitely stoked my interest in making other big ascents.
Lucked out with gorgeous summit weather, clear -8C and dead calm.
Sweet hike, great guide, greater mission.
My first extraeuropean experience. Wonderful week of trekking with special group of friends. Fantastic view from the top with the sunrise!
Summit at 0600 via Machame Route with Alpine Ascents!
A photo from Shira Camp: http://www.flickr.com/photos/badmajick/5406577300/
Summited via the Machame route. We had consistently bad weather and over half a meter of fresh snow and high winds in the Barafu camp prior to our summit day. Luckily the summit day itself was clear and sunny. Perfect views, so lucky!
Five months in Moshi and lots of time on Kili. Happy to take people up and show them some of the secret spots. Recommended route: Rongai to Northern Circuit, finish on Western Breach with a day to hike around the crater.
Went up Marangu with my sister. We took an extra day for acclimatization and went up to Zebra rocks. Our pace seemed painfully slow on the first day, but you get used to it. Neither of us felt the elevation until we got to Kibo, and even then it was mild. This was even true for my sister, who had not been able to spend any time above 3,000 ft in the months leading up to the climb. Fortunately, we both felt great above Gilman's Point and the entire experience was incredible.
Summited May 2001, pictures on http://www.jeroenmessing.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=77
Great weather, not too crowded, Willy from Canada shared a bottle of Crown Royal with us...no complaints
A stunning hike in avery way. No technical difficulty, just the altitude. The sight of the disappearing glaciers is truly sad.
We were slow, and suffered, but made it to the top of Kibo. Fresh snow on the ascent; beautiful sunrise over Mawenzi; incredible views across the top of the clouds. I would have loved to spent a week exploring the crater and the glaciers. We did the 7 day Rongai route. No problems on the way up to base camp, but the 1200m gain on summit day was tough, although a recovery week on the beach in Zanzibar certainly made up for it. All in all, a great trip. Now it's off to the Rwenzoris!
5 days, without porters. it can be arraged even some says you have to take them.
Climbed Kili via Machame route in 6 days with a group of 2 men and 2 women from Russia . The weather was perfect. There was no rain or snow on the way
Incredible views,alone on Umbwe ...
Lemosho route. Beautiful hike, beautiful views. Great time. Made the signpost right at sunrise and stayed for almost an hour. No wind, not cold... Beautiful.
Dream of a lifetime... Traveled to Africa with SMI and climbed to the Roof of Africa. Awesome! Went on safari for a week in Tanzania. Amazing! Then finished with a week in Zanzibar on white sand beaches, turquoise waters and swam with wild dolphins. Beyond words!
Summited Kilimanjaro during benefit climb for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.
Climbed Kilimanjaro in february, we had wonderfull weather. But in my opinion this is an ugly mountain. and i wouldn't recomend it to anyone except if the person has no mountaineering experience. the amount of human filth here is astonishing, the view from the mountain not realy spectacular. There are so many places that you can go to that cost way less and will leave you with a much bigger impresion
Took the Lemosho Route up, really enjoyed it, had just one other party near us an otherwise to ourselves for a few days until joining the masses on the Machame Route. Wish we'd have camped in the crater to spend more time up there.
Nice trip, but the safari afterwards beat the climb by a mile.