Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa (as its nickname of “the rooftop of Africa” would suggest) and is the worlds highest stand alone mountain. The path up the mountain is more of a walk than a climb, which makes it sound easier than it actually is. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security though; it’s hard work. But it is this challenge that has summoned climbers around the world to test their physical and mental endurance.
We’ve made a list of hikers who have documented their climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro. If you have a Kilimanjaro story to share then email us to be included on the list.
Peter Janiszewski, a medical writer/editor, spent an 8-day hike to the top of Africa’s highest mountain. In the blog, he summarizes their activities and summit to Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: A Personal Account
Paul von Zielbauer
Paul von Zielbauer has led four Roadmonkey expeditions to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. On top of his list for preparation is mental conditioning.
Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: Tips for a successful summit
Megz made it to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro and watched the sunset at 5895 meters above sea level above the clouds.
Kilimanjaro – The best and The rest
According to Kathleen Rellihan on climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, it’s “the collective strength and support of the entire village that you’re climbing with that lifts you up when the mountain has beaten you down.”
What no one tells you about climbing Kilimajaro
Nancy Bonds, a BBA Finance Junior, talks about the five things she learned climbing Kilimanjaro. Her piece is very helpful for people who want to try climbing Africa’s highest mountain.
The five things I learned climbing Kilimanjaro
Chris Glass made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. He says of his first summit, “The crowd at the top had a frat party feel” and that “at one point, someone pulled out a football and started tossing it around.”