It Is Not Difficult To Climb Mount
There are tougher and easier routes to climb on
When you want to climb the Uhuru Peak (over 19,000 feet), you do need to be in a
really good physical shape and dedication is necessary as the climb is only suitable for those that have a lot of
experience. It is definitely a tremendous achievement but you might want to consider something a little less
challenging in the event that you do not have what it takes.
Get experienced guides
You should know that there are 3 volcanos in the Kenyan mountains: Shira, Mawenzi
and Kibo. All are quite challenging but if you want to go up, there are surely different guides that have a lot of
experience in climbing Kilimanjaro that can help you out. These people know the mountain very well and can even share so
many interesting facts that a regular guide would not be able to.
|One of the ways to reach Kibo Hut from Tanzania,
which is the last camp before summit climb.
This is the type of approach that you need to have if you want to climb
Kilimanjaro. There are so many different mountaineers that said they felt like being on a holiday when in the area.
This happens because of the experience that is created.
Whenever referring to mountain climbing, we make the connection with something
that is really difficult and the climbing conditions that we imagine are always really harsh, filled with dangerous
Kilimanjaro is definitely not like that. We can easily compare this with simple
trekking as climber safety is always guaranteed by people that would come with you.
Try different routes on
As you surely imagined, there are routes that are tougher and routes that are
easier. If you want to go on an expedition that is not so challenging, you can always go for the Machame, Rongai or
Morangu routes. They have different cabins on the way and you will thus end up feeling comfortable most of the
trip. The cabins do have all that you would expect from bathrooms to beds. In movies we see those really harsh
conditions but that is definitely not the case when you choose the route wisely, just as with most mountains from
around the world.
Experienced climbers can take tougher
In the event that you are a really experienced climber that is currently looking
for a real challenge, you can obtain that when you climb Kilimanjaro. In this situation you would need to focus on
Northern routes or one of the two tough routes: Umbwe or Lemosho. In most cases the hike would take 5 to 9 days
(including return) but you would not spend all the time climbing. Most of the trip is relaxation and
Till now there have been so many celebrities that climbed Kilimanjaro. If you take a look at the list, you will notice that many regular people with close to zero
mountaineering experience managed to do so.
If they managed to, there is no reason why you should not. However, you need to
make sure that your Kilimanjaro tour is offered by someone that has a lot of experience and that someone that knows
the mountain really well will come with you on the adventure of a lifetime.