Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
June 30, 2018
Jose A. Soto MD from United States
After ascent to the Kilimanjaro Crater on June 27th 2018 and Uhuru Peak on June 28th 2018 it is my duty to report a significant change on the weather conditions of the mountain as traditionally narrated by experience climbers. The crater was covered on snow. The winds were consistently light ranging from 5 to Km per hour. Calm conditions. The snow on the ascent from the crater camp to the Uhuru peak crystallized towards mid morning making the ascent risky. The use of crampons, helmet, ice peak and glacier precautions are to be followed if this path is taken, at least until the weather change to a drier status. Minor falls without significant injuries during the descent for climbers to be reported due to the presence of ice and permafrost upon moving from the top of Kilimanjaro to Barafut Camp (base camp). The top of the mountain is white again and the glaciers are well preserved to the naked eye.
June 28, 2018
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December 07, 2014
Andy Mathas from Tanzania, United Republic of
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September 27, 2013
Ro Marcello from United States
Finished the summit 0n the 19th sept. What a great trip!! All I can say is to think about layers because you are cold then hot and then cold. Greatest invention is the Pee bottle on cold nights. Believe me its the best.
September 25, 2013
Joceline from Tanzania, United Republic of
Why climb mount Kilimanjaro?
Mount Kilimanjaro climbing trip is a mountain climbing destination chosen due to many reasons.
One of reasons to climb mount Kilimanjaro it is nature beauty. Mount Kilimanjaro was formed due to volcanic reactions and volcanic eruptions contributed to its beauty. The height of mount Kilimanjaro mixing with other features like natural forest give it snow. Volcanic soils make the forest to flourish.
Kilimanjaro trekking to the summit passes through official ways established and recognized to be safe. Kilimanjaro trekking routes established are known as Machame, Rongai, Marangu, Umbwe, Lemosho and Northern circuit route.
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September 03, 2013
Rusty Akers from United States
Made it to the summit on May 31st 2013. Had great weather the entire trip, up to camp at Bufuru. When we arrived winds were blowing 20-30mph, and sleet fell most of the afternoon.
We did have clear sky's for our summit bid, although the wind never did die down. Beautiful sunrise at Stella Point, and lots of snow on the ground made for some amazing pictures.
High winds make it even harder to breath, and can bring on HAPE even faster. Climb strong and fast and you should be find in almost any weather. Keep your water in your pack in a couple of socks, it will freeze almost immediately.
June 21, 2013
Elena from Russian Federation
We went to Kilimanjaro at the beginning of May 2013. It was cloudy on the way up. The summit was also in the clouds and we almost didn't see anything around. Unfortunately, the sunrise as well. There was also heavy rain on the whole way back. It was very slippery! But still I liked the journey and it was interesting and useful experience. Actually "there is no bad weather, there is bad clothes" as we say in Russia :-). So, take your rain jackets (2 or 3 :-)) and Up!
September 20, 2012
John from United States
If you start for the summit at night, it will be cold and if you're lucky it won't be windy.