FOR THE MT. KILIMANJARO CLIMB
This Itinerary can be expanded to include a stop over in Addis Ababa or five day Luxury Safari either after or before the MT Kilimanjaro Marathon for an additional cost. A $500 deposit is required.
Please Register as soon as you are sure that you are going so we can reserve your place. Contact Us with any questions that you might have. I am always very happy to hear from the runners interested in this exciting journey. Hope to hear from you soon.
The trail to the summit lies directly behind Kibo Hut to the west. It is normal to start this days climb at 2 am or earlier. (You can see the sunrise over Mawenzi from the top of Kibo, the loose stone scree is frozen – making It easier to climb, and you can get back in good time). The first part is an uneven trail which leads to the Hans Meyer cave, a good rest point. After that, the trail makes more regular switchbacks most of the way to the top, with a last scramble over rocks to Johannss Notch and Giliman’s Point. If you make it to Giliman’s Point the National Government of Tanzania will give you a certificate stating that you made it to the point. From there, the trail continues along the rim past Stella Point to Uhuru Peak. This is the highest point of Africa at 19,340 feet and you will receive a beautiful certificate from the Government of Tanzania that you have successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. As you descend from the rim back to Kibo Hut, it is tempting to run fast, but this can result in clouds of irritating dust and even unpleasant falls. The return to Horombo Hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent.
I am always happy to hear from the runners interested in this exciting journey.
Hope to hear from you soon.
– Marie Frances