Kilimanjaro’s Western Breach is a beautiful and breathtaking place but represents the most risk-associated assault route to Kilimanjaro’s summit, of the four options currently sanctioned by Tanzania National Parks.
I think the question of how much it costs to climb Kilimanjaro is a little like asking, how much it costs to buy 'a car'! Apart from the obvious question of how many people you want the car to carry and whether you want it to have offroad capability, there are more subtle considerations.
Kilimanjaro has been climbed from the park gates to the summit in a little over just 5 hours, and yet the Royal Geographical Society suggests that trekkers should not spend less than 10 days reaching the summit? So, how long does it usually take and what is safe?
While we've assisted people in their 70s, a 5 year old 👇, amputees, and quadriplegics to the summit, and while in theory, pretty much everyone could climb Kilimanjaro, nonetheless, many people have told us that climbing Kilimajaro is the hardest thing they've ever done in their lives - and some of these people have been professional athletes (rugby players).
This section of the blog is all about what it's like to climb Kilimanjaro. Is it hard climbing Kilimanjaro? It is dangerous? How long does it take? What is the weather like? What kind of equipment is recommended?
After climbing Kilimanjaro for 20 years, and having developed so many great relationships with mountain crew and other operators, we've been through a lot and have been asked to write this blog to share some of what we've learned.
Karl Egloff, a dual Swiss-Ecuadorian national, on 13th August 2014, is believed to have ascended Kilimanjaro in 4 hours 56 minutes, breaking Kilian Jornet's record of 5 hours 23 minutes set the previous year.
This area of the blog is dedicated to the wonderful people on whom our amazing experiences on Kilimanjaro depend, and to their families and dependents who inhabit the foothills of Mounts KIlimanjaro and Meru, and the wild places on Northern Tanzania.