Kilimanjaro Climber's Log

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WouterB - Feb 20, 2011 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2011

Via Machame route  Sucess!

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!


PlanIt - Jan 28, 2011 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2010

Mlima nzurisana  Sucess!

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.


SLinehan88 - Jan 16, 2011 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2010

Marangu, 6 days  Sucess!

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.

Jeroen Messing - Dec 28, 2010 3:15 am


Summited May 2001, pictures on


cbeats - Dec 27, 2010 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2010

Marangu route  Sucess!

Great weather, not too crowded, Willy from Canada shared a bottle of Crown Royal with complaints


ElGreco - Nov 29, 2010 8:44 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

Machame Route  Sucess!

A stunning hike in avery way. No technical difficulty, just the altitude. The sight of the disappearing glaciers is truly sad.


dpryan999 - Nov 24, 2010 12:33 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010

Rongai to the Roof of Africa  Sucess!

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!

loulan - Nov 12, 2010 1:50 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2009

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TomekK - Nov 4, 2010 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

no porters  Sucess!

5 days, without porters. it can be arraged even some says you have to take them.


andiy - Sep 5, 2010 5:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2010

Machame route  Sucess!

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


RModelli - Jul 29, 2010 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2010

Umbwe! amazing  Sucess!

Incredible views,alone on Umbwe ...


MScholes - Jul 24, 2010 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Nice Trip  Sucess!

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.

Norma R

Norma R - Jul 22, 2010 6:49 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2008

Umbwe Route  Sucess!

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!


omahiker - Jul 14, 2010 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Kili is my CASA  Sucess!

Summited Kilimanjaro during benefit climb for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.


JesperMF - May 22, 2010 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2010

Lemosho/Shira Route  Sucess!

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


mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 5:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

Lemosho Route  Sucess!

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.


ppergande - Mar 1, 2010 7:50 am Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2010

Roof of Africa.  Sucess!

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.


Bluebell08 - Nov 9, 2009 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2009

Amazing experience  Sucess!

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.


belexes - Nov 3, 2009 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

Rongai & Marangu  Sucess!

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.


Labranche - Oct 9, 2009 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Sevent Summits #1  Sucess!

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.

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