Kilimanjaro – The Roof of Africa


Ahhhh the memories.  Standing at 5,893 metres (19,334 ft) wrapped up in thick clothing, standing on a glacier and watching the sun rise up over the Serengeti.

In my opinion Kilimanjaro is the perfect climb to start with if you plan any high altitude ascents.  With a good backup team and good planning this can be one of the best ‘short’ high altitude ascents done in 6 or 7 days.

Teamwork, great attitudes, great sights and an amazing country (Tanzania) with it’s wonderful people help to make it an experience of a lifetime.

As any traveller knows, photographs never make up for the feeling of ‘being there’ but the video slideshow, (below) of my trip is one that I can look at with fond smiles and thought.

This is one Mountain that gave me the ‘bug’ to go on and do more.  Altitude is not everything, the beauty and experience of the place is, for me.  A small hill, a huge Summit, doesn’t matter, give me a path, a top and great views with lovely people and I’m there.

Thankyou for joining me here and I look forward to sharing many more of my memories plus exciting new adventures here in future


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  1. Hey congratulations for the new blog!! Awesome first post …Good wishes for the future, hope to see more of these coming in!! Cheers…

  2. Mark Green

    Mount Kilimanjaro is a perfect setting for the climbers as it gets you to the highest point in Africa and the view from their is simply amazing. Each year a number of climbers go for flights to Kilimanjaro and begin their adventure to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  3. Such a mesmerizing photo slideshow… I really regreted not climbing the Kilimanjaro when I was volunteering in Tanzania, money was my main issue but I guess I was scared too. Now I've promised myself the next time I'm back there, I'll make it a point to climb the Roof of Africa, wish me luck! :)

  4. Wow, impressive and captivating Paul. Thanks for sharing your visual memory from such an adventure all the way up through the Kili. I agree, photographs never make up for the feeling of 'being there' but I can imagine the rewards and satisfaction you may feel.

    Thanks again.

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