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Bob on Top!
Afternoon, Day 2
Lazaro and Solomon in a small cave
Morning, Day 3
Morning, Day 4
(morning day 4)
Lava Tower from on top!
Long way to go
Shira in the mist
Lava Tower from above
A bit of rock climbing
Sunset from the crater
The glaciers of kilimanjaro
Bob in Kili glacier
One of the glaciers in the crater; Mt Meru in the background
Giant lobelia (Lobelia deckenii)
Giant lobelia in bloom
White necked raven
Waiting for a meal
- July 9-15, 2003
- July 14, 2003
Solomon Leseriani - very highly recommended, with very reasonable fees
- MOBILE:255-744-478 499
- Other info
Lazaro Aloyce - also very highly recommended;
- seemed to be very highly regarded by the porters
from the other teams who would chant his name
- Maglan Manase
- Omari Bwata
- Deuglas Gilet
My Route (Very highly recommended):
- Western Breach
Machame @ 2980M (night 1)
Shira Camp @ 3760M (night 2)
Lava Tower @ 4630M (night 3)
Arrow Glacier @4800M (night 4)
Crater @5700M (night 5)
Mweka camp 3100M (night 6)
climbing the lava tower
sunrise over kili from the top of the lava tower
ascending arrow glacier - very scary
rock climbing up Western Breach
simultaneous sunset and full moon rise over the crater - July 13, 2003
staying in the crater
visiting the ash pit
- located entirely within Tanzania,
- approximately 3 degrees South of the equator
- composed of three volcanos:
- Highest point: Uhuru Peak - located on Kibo - 19,340 feet (5,895 meters)
- Western Breach
- Mweka (descent)
- Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya: A Climbing & Trekking Guide - Cameron Burns, The
- Trekking in East Africa - Lonely Planet
- Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro second edition - Carmichael and Stoddard
- Kilimanjaro: Africa's Beacon - Land, People, History (Africa Publishing Group and
National Parks (TANAPA))
- Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa - Audrey Salkfeld - based on the David Breashears IMAX
Some useful links:
- Kilimanjaro 1:50,000 Map and Guide
- New Map of the Kilimanjaro National Park (designed by Giovanni
Tombazzi, published by Hoopoe Adventure Tours
- *Do not try to economize on the number of days climbing.
- *Do not try to economize on the number of porters.
Going directly through a guide is a bit more difficult but will allow you to save
dollars and will allow you to completely individualize your trip.
They can even accomodate a single person, as in my case.
Other recommended guides:
- Kennedy Moshi
- UHURU EXPEDITIONS [T]. LTD. "GUIDE TEAM"
- P.O.BOX. 8814
(As far as I can tell, every single person in the city of Arusha has a relative or friend who
is a kili guide. Make sure you have a bona fide recommendation.)
There also seem to be a fairly unlimited number of travel companies offering climbs.
Many of these are very reputable companies,
although I have no direct basis for recommending any of them.
In general they use local guides and porters.
Here is a sample:
- Zara Travel
- Hoopoe Adventure Tours Tanzania Ltd
- Do NOT use Good Earth Tours and Safaris!
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