My goal has been set to climb Kilimanjaro 50 times in my lifetime. I have climbed Kilimanjaro 18 times now and hoping to hit 20 climbs by the end of 2015. This is not ultimate goal. The goal is offering quality treks and climbs up Kilimanjaro. I personally have lead over 220 people to achieve their dream of climbing Kilimanjaro. I have done this with great success because of our assistance to our clients. We have the following in place to help you make a safe and successful ascent of Kilimanjaro:
1). Personal training advice: Call us
2). Constant contact: Get in touch
3). Personal gear consultation: Check out our packing video
4). Quality food, equipment, staff and support: Watch what people said
5). Flying Doctors evacuation support
6). Paying our staff correctly
7). Excellent support & advice while you are on the climb
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9). Small group sizes: Check out our up coming trips
10). The highest rates of success
The key to success on Kilimanjaro is excellent preparation and physical conditioning prior to your trip along with knowledge and experience of your gear and kit used in a wilderness environment. You should not just walk onto Kilimanjaro with no preparation. You need to be able to walk 44.2 miles at high and extreme altitude sometimes with 50% less oxygen in your blood scream and 50% less oxygen going to your muscles when you need it. You start hiking from (2,250m / 7,382 ft) going up to (5,895m /19,341 ft) covering about (5,000m / 16,500ft) vertical height on the way to the summit and dropping down (2,795m / 9,170 ft) in one day from the summit of Kilimanjaro to Mweka camp will take it’s toll on your body.
Kilimanjaro is not for tourists. This is a serious mountain, serious climb and one that needs to be respected. You need to come prepared, with the right gear and prior training and information to actually enjoy and achieve the summit of Kilimanjaro.
Give yourself the time to prepare and understand the risks of going to altitude. Going too high too fast can be dangerous. With less than 50% of people making it to the summit of Kilimanjaro because they are choosing 5 day cheaper climbs. The key is the spend 8 days on the mountain to give yourself the best chance of making the summit of Kilimanjaro. This will be more expensive due to the high cost of entering Kilimanjaro national park. You have to consider what your goal is. You want to get to the summit of Kilimanjaro, it is already risky. Why would you want to be part of the 50% that don’t make the summit. Take the extra 3 days on the mountain, this will push your success rate over 90% giving you the best chance at making it to the summit of Kilimanjaro.
We know what we are talking about, 98% of our people get to the summit of Kilimanjaro on our 8 day climbs. We help people train, prepare correctly and get out the most of their Kilimanjaro experience. We want to help you get to the top and have the knowledge needed to do so. Join us and we will give you the best chance of making the summit of Kilimanjaro.