Up to 50,000 people begin climbing Kilimanjaro each year with two-thirds achieving their goal
Located in the east African country of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the continent. Kilimanjaro stands 4,900 meters (16,100 ft) tall and attracts mountain climbers and thrill seekers from all over the world. Climbing Kilimanjaro is often a bucket list activity for many
Kilimanjaro is not just a mountain, rather it is a dormant volcano created by three cones: Shira, Kibo, and Mawenzi. The Uhuru summit in which mountain climbers target during their ascent is located on Kibo. Each year, up to 50,000 people begin climbing Kilimanjaro in hopes of reaching Uhuru. Thanks to high-quality guides, training, and provisions, around two-thirds of those climbers reach their goal.
Tanzania tour guide company, Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the leaders in guided climbs up the African mountain. According to the company, its guides climb the mountain around 20 times per year taking excited tourists to its summit. Climbing Kilimanjaro conducts a number of tours lasting between six and eight days.
According to Climbing Kilimanjaro’s expert guides, they have devised a strategy which enables climbers to summit successfully. By climatising to Mount Kilimanjaro for over five days, climbers increase their chances of reaching the top.
Not only can climatising to Kilimanjaro’s altitude increase a climber’s chances of reaching the summit, so can choosing the right time of the year to trek. January through March and June to October are seen as the ideal months to climb. Climbers could be bogged down by wet and snowy weather the other times of the year.
Climbing Kilimanjaro’s guides state the complexities of trekking up the mountain change due to the time of year treks are made. But it is not just the weather than can alter a climb. Due to good weather from June to October, Mount Kilimanjaro can see quite the foot traffic. However, the company does state there are “no bad times to climb Kilimanjaro” as long as the climber is properly prepared for the task.
Thrill seekers have six different routes to choose from when trekking up Kilimanjaro. Regardless of the path climbers take, they must be physically and mentally prepared to complete the journey. The more days spent on the mountain and the more time put into the trek, the more likely a climber will reach Uhuru.
About Climbing Kilimanjaro
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a Tanzania-based company providing expert tour guides to climbers seeking to climb the tallest mountain in Africa. Climbing Kilimanjaro hires local tour guides to give customers their expert knowledge of the mountain. With over 10 years of experience as a tour guide company, Climbing Kilimanjaro has a 98.9 percent summit success rate.#
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