Kilimanjaro Climber's Log

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YemeniIllini05 - Jul 3, 2009 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2005

Marangu -- April 2005  Sucess!

Climbed the Marangu route with a local Tanzanian company, Zara Tours. Got altitude sickness at the first hut (Mandara hut) at about 8,000 feet. Was fine the next morning and got to the Horombo Hut at about 13,000 feet without any problems. 3rd day was acclimatization. The 4th took us to the Kibo hut at about 15,000 feet. At about midnight, we pushed for the summit -- severe altitude sickness turned me back at Gilman's Point on the summit crater. Overall, great weather and a moderately easy climb for a fit individual who is well acclimatized.

DaveWillmott

DaveWillmott - Jun 28, 2009 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2008

8 day Lemosho route  Sucess!

Only 2 out of 5 made it. At the age of 72, I had no problems with altitude. I took Naprosyn and 2 Coca Tea bags daily that I got from Peru.

diggitee

diggitee - Jun 4, 2009 10:15 am Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2009

machame route  Sucess!

no dramas. left at midnight, got there 1/2 hour before the sun rose so had a noce wait on the summit. 2 of the eight summits done (doing kosiusko and cartenz pyramid just to be sure) yayyy!!

basagix

basagix - May 13, 2009 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2009

Machame  Sucess!

Fantastic time with R3. Summit morning was snowy with high winds. 1 to 3 cm of snow accumulation. Arrived atop for clearing clouds and sunrise.

Sieto

Sieto - May 6, 2009 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2008

Kilimanjaro (5895m) via the Shira route  Sucess!

Climbed Kili via the Shira route in 8 days (up & down), with guides from the African Walking Co. (whom i recommend). On the summit we couldn't see a thing because of the fog, but the achievement of getting to the top felt great!

mnatureson

mnatureson - Mar 24, 2009 11:04 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009

Machame - 7 days  Sucess!

Group of four from San Diego. The summit of Kili was clear every night of our climb. Then the mountain decided to dump an inch or two of snow on us the night before the summit. Although I missed having a view from the top, I loved the sporty feel of a summit in the snow. I felt like I was in the Himalaya, not Africa. I also loved not having to fight the scree slope on the last 30 min to Stella Point, having a nice blanket of snow holding the slope together.

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - Mar 24, 2009 12:55 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009

Umbwe Route  Sucess!

First three days featured some of the most beautiful and enjoyable hiking I have ever done! Day four was another easy hike. Summit day was a real slog in the snow, but we made it to the top around sun rise. Felt pretty good on the way down, so we hiked all the way out and finished early. If I did it again, I'd take six days up to be better acclimatized for summit day, and still hike all the way out the same day. As it stood, we did the whole thing in five.

punchline

punchline - Mar 11, 2009 8:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2004

See the Snows ...  Sucess!

of Kilimanjaro before they are gone ...

rpace

rpace - Mar 1, 2009 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

Touching the African sky!  Sucess!

Woohoo! Via the Machame Route...

mthomas

mthomas - Mar 1, 2009 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2003

Western Breach Route  Sucess!

Beautiful ascent up a now-closed route, my first big mountain. The trip was organized by Mountain Madness. I highly recommend them!!!

eje138

eje138 - Feb 28, 2009 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2005

Marangu route  Sucess!

A wonderful trekking even on the normal "Coca Cola" route. The flora changes every day with the altitude, but there's always something to stop to take a photo of. We had gorgeous weather the whole week.
Easy climb to the Kibo hut, but not to be underestimated from there to Gilman's Point, due to the combination of altitude and cold. (I thought I would freeze to death.) From there it's easy again, because it's flat and the sun comes up. I will always remember that sunrise.
(A túrát a Baraka szervezte és Nádai Laci vezette nagyszerûen.)

julsclimbo9 - Feb 26, 2009 12:35 am Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2009

Julsclimb09  Sucess!

Planned our climb for a year. What an incredible experience. All six of us made it . We took the Macheme route and used Good Earth. The whole company was awesome but extra shout out to Amani, Tumane and Bryson. A beautiful full moon and clear sky for our summit. Yes , it was difficult but pole, pole all the way. No Problem. We'll never forget this !

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Feb 22, 2009 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009

Machame Route  Sucess!

All 7 of our group made the summit. We did the Machame Route over 7 days with Kessy Tours. I highly recommend adding the 7th day since it splits the long day before the summit into 2 easy days. We had a clear sky with 5 to 10 K winds on the summit. Temp just around freezing.

Ozclimb

Ozclimb - Feb 22, 2009 6:03 am Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2007

1st of my Seven  Sucess!

Amazing feeling, the 1st of seven (hopefully) 2 down 5 to go! Summited via Rongai route which was awesome. reached summit just after 8a.m. Poor visibility though, couldnt see 100m in front:-( otherwise an amazing day:-)

mpa

mpa - Jan 11, 2009 11:09 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2008

Machame Route  Sucess!

Quite easy climb, we had no problems due to the altitude.
Fantastic sunrise at 6:00 in the morning on Stella Point (we left Barafu Camp at 1:00), before we went on to Uhuru Peak. Really breathtaking views on the top !

Darek - Dec 15, 2008 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2008

Machame Route  Sucess!

One of the easiest mountains I have walked to. The views on the summit plateau were stunning!
Full gallery from our trip: Kilimanjaro album (external link)

Maranna

Maranna - Nov 28, 2008 8:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Lemosho Route  Sucess!

Great climb with great people. Perfect weather. Very cool experience for Liz and me to celebrate 25 together.

Charles Garrett - Sep 28, 2008 8:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2008

Second climb  Sucess!

Another climb for Downside Up, raising money for Russian children with Down's syndrome. And another fantastic trip on the Marangu route. Very little change from 1997 when I first came - accommodation and route much as they were; saw many of the guides we orginally had too. No snow this time though on the crater rim - in 97 there was about a foot of it all round the rim and within the crater itself.

lexluther

lexluther - Sep 14, 2008 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2005

Machame route  Sucess!

Technically an easy mountain, it's challenge is more the altitute. Fascinating flora, from jungle, tundra, desert to ice landscape you see everything.
Visit the full photo alnum at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexlichtenberger/sets/72157600811723265/

eza

eza - Sep 9, 2008 10:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008

Marangu Route  Sucess!

Seven years after the first attempt, made it to Uhuru Peak together with my friend Rafa. Though suffering from cold at Gilman's Point, a wonderful experience.

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