Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kilimanjaro via the Umbwe Route with Kurt + Personal Websites Update

My friend Kurt (we did the Skyline route on Mt San Jacinto together) took a group of hikers/climbers up the Umbwe route on Mt Kilimanjaro and took some great pictures to add to his trip report

Personal Websites Update on Summitpost

Thank you for your interesting blog Jukka, and thanks again Diego for those great links

The Long Cold Road to Capitol Peak -- Good pictures -- noahs213 -- Colorado -- Ally Swinton -- UK -- Updated in the Alps -- Davide Capozzi -- Italy -- Excellent pictures
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Re: Personal Websites

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:26 pm -- Lou Dawson -- Colorado -- Updated :cry: -- Patricia Deavoll -- New Zealand -- Updated -- George Ullrich -- UK -- Climbing in Venezuela -- David Lama -- Austria ... oska-stena -- New route in Slovenia

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1 comment:

    To choose the right Kilimanjaro Climb route for you, there are plenty of variables to be mindful of.
    Who: Who is climbing? The whole group's abilities must be factored into choosing a route. The rest of the party is relying on your decision. Pick a route that best fits everyone.
    What: What limitations surround your climb? Are you bound by a budget? Or the number of days on your trip? There are cheap/expensive routes, and short/long itineraries.
    How: How do you see your trek? Do you want the most challenging route or a less strenuous one? These answers will affect which route is for you.
    Where: Where do you want to begin your climb? The routes start from all sides of the mountain. Where you begin affects cost, scenery and scenic variety.
    Why: Why are you climbing? Is it very important to summit? Then choose a route with a high success rate. Do you want to take the best photos? Then pick the most scenic route.
    When: If you are climbing during the dry season, great. But if you are climbing during the rainy season or the shoulder seasons, then the route you select can play into the climb's difficulty.
    So Which is the best route to use to climb up kilimanjaro? Lemosho Route and Rongai Route are the most scenic routes up kilimanjaro. Mt Kilimanjaro Machame route is also a scenic and very popular route with many climbers.
    The Marangu Route Climb is however the most used route since it has the advantage of sleeping in huts with bunker beds, hot showers, beverages and beers in the evenings are also available. Marangu is also the shorter route and can be done in 5 days although an extra day for acclimatisation is recommended.