During the days on the mountain, the Tanzanian guides shared with us some basic Swahili words so we had a common vocabulary we could use. This was a good ice-breaker since many of the porters do not speak english.
Each day our camp is dismantled, carried to the next site and re-constructed by the porters.
At 7am on 17th February 2012, we reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at 5,895m, commonly known as The Roof of Africa.
The journey began over a year before summit day when pondering how to celebrate my 50th birthday milestone. It had to be something different, challenging and adventurous but achievable.
The following is a list of tips and advice that would be useful to anyone considering climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.
The following is a gear list of what we took in addition to improvements.