FAQs about Climbing Kilimanjaro with TK

The following responses are derived from correspondence with prospective climbers where similar issues have been raised on more than one occasion. Please check this list before asking us any of these questions so that we can aim to minimise delays on correspondence. The answers below are generally given in the first person as they are largely drawn directly from email correspondence.

  1. Questions about booking your climb with TK
  2. Questions about climb costs
  3. What happens before your climb?
  4. What happens on the mountain?
  5. Questions about our staff
  6. Is Kilimanjaro safe?
  7. Why should I book with TK?

Common questions from Kilimanjaro climbers

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?

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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).

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