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Kilimanjaro  


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Elevation: 19,340'
Location: -3.0768, 37.3508 View Map  Incorrect?
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Stars swirling around Kili, from Barranco Camp.

Description 

A big mountain with both some of the easiet "climbing" in Africa, and, as Rheinhold Messner found out, some of the hardest.

Getting There 

Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport and catch a taxi to Moshi or Arusha. Since guides are required on Kili, it's best (and basically your only option) to sign up for a guided trip up the peak. Once in Arusha or Moshi (or Marangu), you can easily find an outfitter that'll get you up the peak.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.1 miles from here

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Featured Route For Kilimanjaro

western breach 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow  Africa : Tanzania : Kilimanjaro

Photos of Kilimanjaro Slideshow Add Photo
Ann Burns enjoying sunset in front of Mawenzi.
Ann Burns enjoying sunset in front of Mawenzi.
A lot more hiking before we get to the summit.
A lot more hiking before we get to the summit.
Another night shot of Kilimanjaro with the moon.
Another night shot of Kilimanjaro with the moon.
Night shot of Kilimanjaro.
Night shot of Kilimanjaro.
The top
The top

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By EdN
Dec 5, 2012
I just went up Kilimanjaro. Was nothing more than a hike. No technical aspects at all. Anyway, the team was good and I would recommend them to anyone thinking of a trek. E-Trip Africa and the Kilimanjaro page is etripafrica.com/#/mount_kilima...
Machame
Machame
By Anfarwal
From: Denver, CO
Jan 10, 2013
Just did the Lemosho to Western Breach route last week. The Western Breach is probably the 'hardest' summit route on Kilimanjaro. I didn't know what I was getting into climbing it--if you put a foot of snow on it, an exposed Grade III rock scramble at 18000 ft turns into a real mountaineering adventure, not just a hike. In 2006, 3 climbers were killed here due to rock fall, and they closed the route for a few years. The route is pretty steep and challenging. Definitely the way to go if you're a climber. If you want an experienced guide service to take you (which you must have to climb Kili), I highly recommend Destination Tanzania (www.detasa.com)--the guides know their stuff and they do a great job overall with the trip.
Looking left while on the western breach
Looking left while on the western breach


Small rock scramble section at 18200 ft
Small rock scramble section at 18200 ft