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20 days ago

We summited on October 12. We took 7 days to get there taking a slow and steady pace. I live in Texas barely above sea level so I trained over the summer by visiting Colorado, Oregon and SoCal to get some hiking at altitude every couple weeks. My hikes ranged from 10.5K ft to 14,439 ft summits, all around 5-6K ft of elevation gain per day hike. Outside of that I cycled and did the elliptical when I wasn’t on a mountain. It adequately prepared me for the physical aspect of Kilimanjaro. For the first 6 days I actually thought it was pretty easy compared to what I’d done over the summer. What the training cannot prepare you for is the mental aspect if you hit crazy weather, which we did on summit day. We joked it was like someone put us in a simulator and started pressing buttons: ridiculous cold (it was easily -15+ degrees with crazy windchill), strong winds, rain, snow, plus the regular hiking obstacles, with the kicker being you also have to hike it in the dark (we began the final trek at 11:45 p.m. and summited at sunrise). Our reservoirs froze, you didn’t want to remove any clothing to more easily access/open food/canisters or use the restroom, and at points each of us was questioning whether we would make it thru the weather. That said, all of that absolutely made the hike! Biggest mental challenge of my life and it made for some amazing group pics at the top. It definitely wasn’t the sunny Kilimanjaro like the pictures I’d seen but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Such an amazing experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Incredible experience. Very hard but worth while. I agree that only experienced hikers should attempt this route, but you don’t need to be superhuman. You do need endurance, however.

Summited on September 24, 2019. Used Thompson Safari as guide. It was a incredible journey with 7 days of ascent and 2 days descent. The Lemosho route seemed less crowded than what was reported from other routes. Did a daytime summit and witnessed the sunrise during the ascent without a crowd. It was magnificent. We were the only group at the summit, which was delightful. Would do it all again tomorrow.

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1 month ago

Great trail . The most challenging part is the lack of oxygen in higher altitude and acute mountain sickness, therefore you have to be prepared by taking some medications prescribed by your doctor to help in this matter. The other helpful tip is to choose an experienced guide/company even if you pay extra as it makes the entire experience totally different.

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1 month ago

a group of 8 of us, just completed it over 6 days we all got there and back was very wet, but worth every minute highly recommend

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1 month ago

I summited with a group of 7 climbers on the morning of 6th October, 2019. we started from the Barafu camp at 11:00pm the night before. As soon as we started, we had freezing rain, blowing wind and snow. We arrived at Stella Point at 6:30am and to the Uhuru Peak 19341ft at 7:30am. We spent no more than 15 minutes, then hiked back to Millennium Camp. The hardest thing I've ever done.

Summit day is a world class ass blast. With that being said you should go do it.

Did this with lead guide Athumani from Ian Taylor trekking, 10 in the group including Sheldon and Lucas, I was the oldest at 70, Lucas was the youngest at 25. You could see the difference. A good job I did lots of training.

Jambo! Just completed 7 days and 6 night Via Machame. We were guided by ClimbKili with experienced guide Helment (this was his 170th ascent). An once in a life time experience. Few advise: -Diamox titrations to you O2 saturation -Pole pole (Slow,slow) -Camp on the night before ascent: Instead of Barafu/ request Kosovo). It will save you 60-90 minute of treacherous climb to get to Kosovo. Only few companies have permission to camp at Kosovo. -Layer and layers of clothing. (I wore 6 upper and 4 lower layers) on the night of ascent -Respect: altitude means hypoxia and temperature. No living things at 19,000 feet.

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2 months ago

Climb of a lifetime! Don't be confused, this is extremely challenging and I strongly encourage you to get the best of the best in guides. Our team from Nature Discovery made all the difference in our ability to successfully summit. Also spend the money for your own toilet tent. Game changer! The descent from Uhuru is six inches of scree, ash, and sand which will leave your quads stripped. Respect the pace of your guides, it will ensure you can make the summit.

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2 months ago

easy stroll up till you reach slightly above 5000m.

What an adventure! Preparation is key. Know what you are signing up for. Pole pole (slow), drink water, eat enough and stay positive. An amazing and memorable journey.

Hiked this trail with a fantastic REI tour. Fantastic team, near perfect conditions. We all made the summit by going pole pole (slowly) and enjoyed the journey so much. Rashid and his team are the best guides and support team. Barranco wall was fun. Summit night was very special.

Rain and hail and aren’t that leaks at the seams in the far corners. Plus obviously wet from erecting it. Not worth unpacking any sleeping gear for it to get wet

I went there with my wife for our honeymoon. We were with the company Gladys Adventure and everything about our experience was fantastic. It's the most luxurious camping I have ever done with a very welcoming and encouraging team. It is a great challenge but totally worth it!

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2 months ago

This is a superior hiking trail. We did 7 days hiking and enjoyed the beautiful views, dynamic changes in geography zones and physical challenge. Needless to say the summit day was tough due to low oxygen, strong wind and coldness. But it was absolutely worth every effort to be finally standing on the top of Africa. The pain is temporary, the achievement is forever! However, you have to be watchful for the mountain sickness. It can be life threatening. It has nothing to do with individual’s fitness and toughness. Be mindful!

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