Rain and fog all the way to Barafu then perfect conditions to the summit! Plus a great safari afterwards
6 night 7 day route. Slept in the crater.
6 nights in changing weather, very few tourists on the route, five-six on my itinerary. A great trip up to a freezing snow covered sunny summit, with great views and nature.
Exciting Machame route trek. Top summited at 06:17 am in strong freezing wind.
Climbed Machame route with Sunny Safaris. Had a great trip. Overall good weather with rain just the first day.
Climbed Machame route with IMG. Amazing experience.
did the hike with Concern Challenges (charity group), organised by Action Challenge with co-operation with tanzanian Ahsante Tours. Brilliant people, well experienced guides and great organisation. 32 out of 37 hikers made it to the top. The hardest challenge of my life...seriously.
Climbed Kilimanjaro via Machame route. Nice scenery and easy trail!
Did the Machame route with Zara tours. It rained every single day. It was our guide's 210 summit. He said of all of them our summit day was the most snowy and cold of them all. Our guide also guided Chelsea Clinton.
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!