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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

Written by Paul Steele

Founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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  1. Hi Paul,

    Just stumbled upon this post! Enjoyed seeing your video! I climbed Kili back in 2009. One of the most beautiful experiences of my life! Really tough though. I’ve been writing about it on my blog over the last few weeks and I felt like I was back there!

    You look like you had more fun though! I didn’t have a group! But it was amazing!

    Helen

  2. Truly enjoyed your little video and all the photos! I guess we all have that one hiking experience that will forever give us that bug. Mine def was hiking Patagonia for 5 days.

  3. WAOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH c’est SUBLISSIME, il faut que je dise,j’aime beaucoup la photo et tout ce qui est paysage divers, les animaux, la nature en somme, je craque ! 😉

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

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. Hi Paul,

    You always take me on a little adventure. How long did it take you to complete the adventure? I love all the smiling that went on on the journey. You make the world seem like such a beautiful place. Filling it with your wonderful ideas and pictures.

    Thanks for the post,

    Lanette

  8. Thanks so so much for the kind words and feedback.
    Gina/Dian good point. I am seeking out code for email feed but at present I have the RSS feed up and running top right.

    Thanks bunches friends

  9. I love your Blog Sir Paul… Same like Gina.. Can we subcribe via email ? :)).. Congratz and happy hiking ! got to go back to work …

  10. Well, it’s about time!! 😉 So glad to see your moving and inspiring blog. I watched the slide show twice already! It looks like a phenomenal experience. I’m thrilled you were able to do it and I’m excited to be on board for Mera. Thank you for sharing and for your inspiration! Cheers and congrats! Gina

    P.S. Can we subscribe via email?

  11. What a beautiful blog, Paul. Congratulations!!! True, photographs can’t make up for the feeling, but one gets a pretty good idea of what it must have felt like over there. Looking forward to your next posts. Happy hiking! 🙂

    Caro

  12. Hi Paul,

    Now that you have stood on the roof of Africa, only the sky is the limit.
    Thanks for a great read with great pictures – and all the best for your next projects.
    To infinity and beyond!

    Michael (a fellow hiker)

  13. Sir Paul, just wanted to stop by and thank you for providing a window through which we can experience the many wonders of this world. All the best to you 🙂

  14. Hi Paul,

    This looks amazing, I have to do it. I need to start samll and work my way up I know but I will keep looking at this to inspire me Tracey T x

  15. Wahoo! Congrats on your new blog, Paul. I absolutely loved reading/seeing this, It brought back many memories of my own Kili climb!
    As always, Thank you for sharing – You Rock!!

  16. Hi Paul! Great first post! Congrats on the blog! ! I’m looking forward to your posts & pics of the "hownds" !! 🙂

  17. Thanks so much kind friends. It is because of great people like you I can learn to be able to share in this way.

    Paul

  18. Paul,

    Congratulations on the launch of this blog!!! I’m so happy for you and so proud to call you my friend. You are wonderful and wow – what a great writer!!! Thank you for sharing this with us all! It’s very inspirational!!

    Diana

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