Kilimanjaro Climber's Log

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ScottyP - Mar 3, 2014 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2014

Machame  Sucess!

Five day machame with Zara. Great day but way too many people!!


Marmaduke - Mar 4, 2014 3:40 am

Re: Machame

Congrats!! Another down, nothing but the best to ya'

Cloud Ocean

Cloud Ocean - Jan 30, 2014 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2012

Rongai route, 'unsupported'  Sucess!

Climbed over 6 days. I climbed 'unsupported' with no porters or cook. Guide was mandatory. Preparing and hauling all food, gear, water and setting my own climbing schedule made the hike very rewarding. I made the decision to climb to the summit in daylight, which worked out wonderfully. I left Kibo Huts at 7:20 a.m. and reached Uhuru peak at 12:25 p.m.


chris.mueller - Dec 26, 2013 7:12 am Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2013

Perfect climb  Sucess!

Climbed via Lemosho route. Well organized by Ashante Tours.

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Dec 3, 2013 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

Machame Route

Did 6 days on the Machame Route. Every day was easy but the last one. Reaching Stella Point was the hardest thing I have ever done. Can't say the trip was a failure without the true summit, but won't say that I am not disappointed in how everything turned out. I did everything wrong on summit day. Over ate the night before, did not drink enough and went way to fast even though I was asking to slow down. Tried to do it on the cheap, and it was an expensive lesson. One tip on the tips. Make certain you determine what they are prior to commencing the climb. It will save a lot of headaches afterward.


project360 - Oct 25, 2013 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Climbing in the zone!  Sucess!

Great trip. great new friends, funny to see my pack heading past me the entite way. Be sure to donate everything you bring!


Donno - Sep 28, 2013 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 1996

Marangu Route

Rahil summitted with Julius and I curled into a ball at Gillman's Point


bergbacke - Sep 21, 2013 6:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2013

Machame Route  Sucess!

Machame Route 5 days


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

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