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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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14 days 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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17 days 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

The Lemosho route. This is a wonderful hiking experience with some of the most breathtaking views i’ve ever seen. It was an eight day hike. This was an endeavor that requires both mental and physical stamina. It is not very technical mostly uphill hiking with minimal rock climbing. Trek through the various climate zones from rain forrest to alpine dessert. Best experience ever! Bring good hiking boots!

We did the 7 day Machame route with A&K. More technical challenges than I’m used to in California but very fun. Altitude is the biggest challenge. Staying hydrated and going slow is essential. I wished I’d brought a bigger pee bottle! The summit day is grueling but fortunately we were able to rest for a few hours at our base camp before completing the rest of the descent.

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1 month ago

I completed this journey in early 2018. I have a video on YouTube that you can watch which should give you an idea of the journey. I do recommend this trail because of a higher success rate and easier climatization. https://youtu.be/u4Y-uqbC2dU

Challenging but very scenic trail with diverse segments including jungle and alpine desert zones. Summit day was by far the hardest, with over 4000 ft elevation gain in about 3 miles, starting at over 15,000 ft. Trail conditions range from deep gravel to rocky to muddy, most at relatively steep angles. Magnificent sunsets above the clouds!

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1 month ago

awesome trail enjoyed it

Heading there from California tonight. Bringing micro spikes for summit night!

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2 months ago

Obviously summiting Kili is a lifetime achievement and spectacular in so many ways. The Whiskey Route is not technically challenging, so for the experienced hiker the true challenge is going to be the altitude. And that element cannot be overlooked or taken for granted. Altitude sicknesses can be fickle and unpredictable. My wife and I experienced some typical pulmonary effects, but nothing life-threatening. Our guides were outstanding: if only I had realized they would carry our belongings! The night before departing I made my wife shed many of her belongings, citing “an ounce in the morning is a pound at night....” Alas she was not amused when we discovered that we wouldn’t need to carry much ourselves on this guided tour. I’m still not forgiven. The only reason I rated this as 4-stars is the perpetual cloud cover. We summited pre-dawn and experienced spectacular views across the African plains, but the vast majority of our hike was blanketed with opaque wet air, leaving us drenched and without views of our surroundings. It was still amazing though!

Life changing trip. I did this 8 day route in July 2019. It is completely doable if you train appropriately. Summit day is tough, but doable. Celebrated my 40th birthday on the mountain. If this old lady can do it...so can you!

This is for a june-july 2013 summit: people ask me about the differences between the experience climbing Kilimanjaro and doing Everest Base camp trek. The biggest difference is to me is that in the Paul you were in the culture the entire way up to Basecamp, however it Kilimanjaro once you enter the Kilimanjaro national Park, you really are just with your team, as it is illegal for anyone to live inside the park except for the indigenous tribes living at the foot of the mountain. and you are past them in the first three hours of day one. most people don't realize what Kilimanjaro is the picture that you've seen of Kilimanjaro is actually Kibo, one of the three volcanic structures on top of a 13 km pump on the earth. that hump is actually Kilimanjaro. on top of the hump is Kibo, Mwenze, and Shera, which collapsed in on itself a few hundred years ago and is now just noticed the Shira plateau. when one begins to ascend kibo, at school huts at the bottom of the summoning day, you're already above 15000 feet. summiting day itself is the hardest day of any sort that I've had yet anywhere. The rest of the climb is really a matter of walking up from sea level and zigzagging back and forth over the Kilimanjaro hump in order to acclimatize, then all at once you make the summoning push-up kibo. I would say that everyday on Everest Base camp trek was more difficult than every non-summiting day of Kilimanjaro. the sites at the top or spectacular and absolutely worth the climb, but the altitude is no joke as two of our team by the time we got to the Evinrude who Peak summit, one was violently vomiting blood into the glacier and the other had no idea where she was. This is after three others had to be dragged off unconscious, literally right in front of us, as we were popping up a gilman's point. I can highly recommend team Kilimanjaro, as our guides. they did a great job! Team Kilimanjaro +44 207 193 5895 +255 78 777 5895 www.teamkilimanjaro.com

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