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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.
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.
More details on Kilimanjaro climbing routes, hiking gears and kilimanjaro guides can be read online and asking. Check with KILIMANJARO SAFARI HOLIDAYS Co.Ltd
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.
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!
If you start for the summit at night, it will be cold and if you're lucky it won't be windy.