I'm going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro - anybody here climb it?

I’m going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on Jan 2012 - anybody here climb it? I did Mount Whitney (14,450 ft) last year. Kilimanjaro is 19,340 ft high. I’ve talked my 60 yr old parents into too. We are going to take the 7 day treck (your options are 5 to 8 day guided climbs). Any body else do it. I’d be interested to hear your experience.

Yeah, I did, just last night.


Seriously, what an exciting adventure you’re getting into, Eric!

thanks! I’m excited. It should be very hard. Whitney got tuff near the top. But we did that for time. Ten and a half hours top to bottom. Kilimanjaro’s dificulty lies in it’s duration - 7 days is a long time to be cold and tired. Kilimanjaro is the tallest free standing mountain in the world. Tallest walkable mountain too. Any higher mountains you have to use ropes and things - not my bag.