Kilimanjaro Climber's Log

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ericd - Aug 6, 2013 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

On the Roof of Africa!  Sucess!

Trekked up through the 4 different climate zones and different tree forests on the Lemosho side. Picked up a little Swahili from the ZARA porters along the way. 7 days of tent camping in luxury. Acclimatization schedule is pretty descent with a Lava tower excursion on day 3. Barranco wall is class 2 scramble in places. Was fine with the euphoria above 15k on summit day! Spent lots of time on the 19K summit for congratulations, watching sunrise, taking pictures of a shrinking glacier, and reapplying sunblock. Dusty trail on descent, with light winter wind. Enjoy!


MissH - Aug 5, 2013 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

Best.Sunrise. Ever.  Sucess!

7-Day Lemosho Route, Zara Tours. <6 hrs to Stella Point then 20 minutes to Uhuru Peak. Perfect weather! Very dusty except last day in the forest where it was muddy.

highpointa - Jun 18, 2013 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2010

Via Machame  Sucess!

Despite the crowds, this is one of the best mountain experiences of all time.


whatdoIknow - May 28, 2013 10:55 am

Machame up  Sucess!

Nice hike


hunterslee - May 8, 2013 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2013

Macheme Route  Sucess!

Clear, calm night on Kili- watched an electrical storm go off above the clouds...climbed with Focus In Africa, would recommend them to others looking to climb Kili.


rocky29oct - Apr 28, 2013 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2013

Awesome hike  Sucess!

Hikes from Lemosho route.. HAd good time and made some gr88 friends..:)


UAmatt89 - Mar 1, 2013 3:50 pm

Machame 6 Day climb  Sucess!

Planned the entire trip by phone and internet through Zara in Moshi. Trip was outstanding from start to finish. Took a chance on the rainy season ending early to avoid crowds on the way to the summit. Ascended via Machame; only rained 1 day on the mountain so gamble paid off. My local guide Daniel assembled a great team and we summitted right on schdule. Looking forward to a return trip in a few years with my son once he gets older.

Cats - Feb 20, 2013 6:00 am Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2012

Lemosho 9  Sucess!

We had a great trek on the Lemosho 9 day route. I was very happy with every aspect of our climb. On the 3 day when my energy was low the guide started telling some stories. This helped pass the time. Our full group of 5 made it to the summit with out having to be carried up or using oxygen. I would highly recommened E-Trip Africa. The pre-trip info was very usefull and their on the ground team really is well organized. Also they provide the portable toilet and toilet tents on all of the treks.


mjp20k - Jan 2, 2013 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2012

Lemosho Route  Sucess!

Fantastic climb, 7 days up, 2 days down, excellent weather.


mickmeister - Dec 24, 2012 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012

Rongai Route @ Mount Kilimanjaro  Sucess!

The 6 day climb is very easy, except for the summit day. That is difficult. I highly suggest purchasing fox fur mittens as I was the only one in my group that had toasty hands and never had to use hand warmers.


omegaxx - Dec 11, 2012 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2012

Machame Route  Sucess!

I am so glad I didn't listen to the naysayers. Yes, there are a lot of people. No, this is not a mountain to go to for solitude and hardcore climbing. But for most of us mere mortals, it is a rare opportunity to walk on high above the clouds and admire a glacier-covered summit near the equator. The mountain is generous and accomodating, as are the people. Thank you, Kilimanjaro, and thank you, local Tanzanians who chose to share their treasure with us.


DB61 - Nov 1, 2012 10:29 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2010

2011 Machame  Sucess!

First of the seven, was amazing


cturturica - Oct 2, 2012 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

Marangu Route  Sucess!

Went on a mission trip to Kenya and then went to Tanzania to clime the mountain. We had 25 people in the group so we had to go on the Marangu Route. Personally I would have liked to go up over the glaciers but maybe next time. Due to the large group of climbers that hadn't climbed anything before it was decided to take 6 days to climb it so it was a relaxed and enjoyable climb. Especially with the porters cooking and staying in the huts. Not what I would call a real mountaineering climb. The views ware amazing. Made it on the summit for sunrise witch was nice. All considered Mt. Shasta Avalanche Gulch was harder than this. Also 20 people in our group made the summit and most of them had never climbed any high altitude mountains.


pachamama - Oct 2, 2012 3:17 am Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2011

6d Umbwe Route  Sucess!

Umbwe is a very nice route going straight up through all vegetation zones and it is not very crowded. Wanted to do the Western Breach with overnight stay at the crater but one of our group of three felt a bit weak so we detoured to Machame and summited via Stella Point.


RandwickBergmann - Oct 1, 2012 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2012

Machame Route  Sucess!

6 days up and down with a group from Manchester University. Definitely the best thing I have ever done, but summit night was hard!

cdickinson - Sep 18, 2012 12:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

Cold but a great experience  Sucess!

Marango route with REI. Well organized and 11 of 13 made it to Uhuru Peak. Good climb, but cloudy, 10 degrees and wind at top.


jjfromnj - Aug 28, 2012 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008

First Seven Summit!  Sucess!

Did the 7 day Machame route. Also went out with our guides in Moshi afterwards to celebrate our summit and had an amazing time.


Cissa - Aug 23, 2012 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2012

Machame  Sucess!

Went up the Machame route in 6 days/5 nights. Kilimanjaro is NOT easy! Previous days to the summit are quite doable, even though I went from Barranco to Barafu in one day, but the summit day was grueling, and we didnĀ“t even have it windy or really cold (-10 the most).

bcrowell2 - Jun 30, 2012 8:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2012

Machame route  Sucess!

Lots of fun, although not as scenic as Mt. Kenya.


iemmi - Jun 26, 2012 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

great view  Sucess!

We are a group of friends of 12. 100% success rate. Machame route

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