It is currently Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:01 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:00 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5824
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
At 19,340 feet, this is honestly one of the easiest non-technical snowcapped backcountry expeditions for this elevation. From the research that I’ve done, the actual time to summit (taking the Marangu route) would involve no more than 4-5 days (weather permitting, experience pending, and altitude acclimatization).

I don’t feel comfortable doing this trek without a guide. but I thought it would be neat and affordable if a small group of us wanted to do it. There are several guided outfits to choose from. Some are more luxurious (provide camping gear, a cook, and other amenities). Then there are the guides who simply operate off your time and skill level but you provide your own equipment, etc.

I’ve always wanted to summit a 19,000 foot peak and Kilimanjaro would be an easy introductory and memorable summit to do.

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:03 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member

Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:28 pm
Posts: 1770
Location: Swanton, Ohio
You should pm Tommudd's. He's been there and has contacts and is the U.S. contact for one of the expedition companies there


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:47 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5824
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
KJWildman wrote:
You should pm Tommudd's. He's been there and has contacts and is the U.S. contact for one of the expedition companies there


Yeah, that's the plan once I have a group who is ready to commit. I need to get a small group together or at least a large enough group to qualify for a guided trek. Where's cgass when I need him? :mrgreen:

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:48 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:55 pm
Posts: 890
Location: Lynnwood, WA
I was looking into doing it with RMI, but that might be a few years out yet.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

_________________
2008 Jeep Liberty KK, SkySlider, Tow Package, OME/Bilstein Lift, Flowmaster Delta 50, Removed Resonator, DuraTracs, In-dash CB, PIAA 520 ATPs, Dual KJ Tow Hooks
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3974106/2008-jeep-liberty
Lost Jeeps PNW/BC Members Map


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:56 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5824
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
cgass wrote:
I was looking into doing it with RMI, but that might be a few years out yet.


RMI? Do you mean REI? :lol:

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:08 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:55 pm
Posts: 890
Location: Lynnwood, WA
dieselenthusiast wrote:
cgass wrote:
I was looking into doing it with RMI, but that might be a few years out yet.


RMI? Do you mean REI? :lol:

Rainier Mountaineering http://www.rmiguides.com

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

_________________
2008 Jeep Liberty KK, SkySlider, Tow Package, OME/Bilstein Lift, Flowmaster Delta 50, Removed Resonator, DuraTracs, In-dash CB, PIAA 520 ATPs, Dual KJ Tow Hooks
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3974106/2008-jeep-liberty
Lost Jeeps PNW/BC Members Map


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:14 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5824
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
cgass wrote:
Rainier Mountaineering http://www.rmiguides.com


Oh, very COOL! REI has a guided tour as well. Are you thinking maybe as early as 2015?

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 7:20 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:55 pm
Posts: 890
Location: Lynnwood, WA
dieselenthusiast wrote:

Oh, very COOL! REI has a guided tour as well. Are you thinking maybe as early as 2015?

It would depend on a few things. 2014 or 2015 are two good possibilities. My brother and I take a big trip every other year and this is one we both want to do.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

_________________
2008 Jeep Liberty KK, SkySlider, Tow Package, OME/Bilstein Lift, Flowmaster Delta 50, Removed Resonator, DuraTracs, In-dash CB, PIAA 520 ATPs, Dual KJ Tow Hooks
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3974106/2008-jeep-liberty
Lost Jeeps PNW/BC Members Map


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:47 am 
Offline
Moderator / Lifetime Member
Moderator / Lifetime Member

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:49 pm
Posts: 27957
Location: NOW Southeastern Ohio/ Tanzania
The guide that took us part way up ( day hike) his Grandfather was the guide who took the very first white man to the top. Our guide also did the summit and back down in like 12 hours to raise money one time.
To do it right you have to have 5-6 days , even half way up the air gets quite thin

_________________
MUDD'S MOTORSPORT'S We do IFS lift installs ,
03 OVERLAND EDITION /Kilby-Skidrow-Mopar-4XGuard skids/ 2.5 inch TOTAL CONTROL JBA coilovers -JBA Arms/MOABS-31 FALKEN WILDPEAK AT3W / 4.10's etc, 04 Kilimanjaro Edition loaded, plus 05 KJ limited


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:18 am 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:07 am
Posts: 796
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
If I were to make one of these treks, I'd carry a a stepstool up so I could claim to have climed that extra couple of feet higher than anyone else.
:ROTFL:

_________________
'05 Renny 6 speed
OME/Bilsteins, Spidertrax Wheel Spacers, Husky Liners all around, Gutter Guarded Grill, 1 ISO each side rear, Boilers top shims front. And a whole list of things yet to do.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:45 pm 
Offline
Moderator / Lifetime Member
Moderator / Lifetime Member

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:49 pm
Posts: 27957
Location: NOW Southeastern Ohio/ Tanzania
Megalos wrote:
If I were to make one of these treks, I'd carry a a stepstool up so I could claim to have climed that extra couple of feet higher than anyone else.
:ROTFL:

Porters will carry it up so take a 8 foot step ladder :wink:
You actually carry very little all food / bath room supplies / tents etc are hand carried by the porters. I think its 2 or 3 porters for every person in the party. They even have there own route part of the way up to make it faster and not so crowded on the main trail, which is rough, no paved walkways :wink:

_________________
MUDD'S MOTORSPORT'S We do IFS lift installs ,
03 OVERLAND EDITION /Kilby-Skidrow-Mopar-4XGuard skids/ 2.5 inch TOTAL CONTROL JBA coilovers -JBA Arms/MOABS-31 FALKEN WILDPEAK AT3W / 4.10's etc, 04 Kilimanjaro Edition loaded, plus 05 KJ limited


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:22 pm 
Offline
Moderator / Lifetime Member
Moderator / Lifetime Member

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:49 pm
Posts: 27957
Location: NOW Southeastern Ohio/ Tanzania
a few shots of the trail ( easier part) and also where you stay after the first day
Two of the owners of the Safari Company ( Superb Tours and safaris ) and good friends of mine were with us as well
pictures are not the best since this is some of the ones that got deleted and then had to be scanned
Image
Image
where you stay for the first night, also turn around point for the day hike
Image
Guy in the back, he was our guide, also was the grandson of the guide who took the first white man ( Hans Myers) to the summit in 1889
Image
Some of the best water I ever tasted, filled up our water bottles right to the left of the falls
Image
Made it after a 9 hour walk
Image

_________________
MUDD'S MOTORSPORT'S We do IFS lift installs ,
03 OVERLAND EDITION /Kilby-Skidrow-Mopar-4XGuard skids/ 2.5 inch TOTAL CONTROL JBA coilovers -JBA Arms/MOABS-31 FALKEN WILDPEAK AT3W / 4.10's etc, 04 Kilimanjaro Edition loaded, plus 05 KJ limited


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:46 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 5824
Location: 7,000 feet, Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
Those are great pics Tom. In your estimation, how much do you think a summit trip would cost including airfare, food, guides, gratuity, etc.? Maybe throw in a two day safari.

_________________
2015 Ram Ecodiesel/Big Horn/4x4/Quad Cab
2016 Arctic Fox 22G/Onboard 2500 LP Cummins Onan Generator/160 Watt Solar Panel

I took the road less traveled. Now I'm LOST.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is anyone interested in a future Kilimanjaro summit?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:07 am 
Offline
Moderator / Lifetime Member
Moderator / Lifetime Member

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:49 pm
Posts: 27957
Location: NOW Southeastern Ohio/ Tanzania
Let me dig out my paperwork
I have estimates for various trips and then depends on what kind of places you want to stay.
But I can get a high end and low end to start
My last trip, airfare alone was 3100 round trip
You can get cheaper but some of the airlines are not so good, plus some have a 2-3 day layover where I never have more than 4-5 hours.
Also we could fly into the Kilimanjaro Airport which would be a little cheaper,
be better than Dar-es-Salaam, plus my Brother In Law works there :wink:

I'm not sure on what our trip would of cost, we stayed in 5 star hotels, had food when out on safari, all the perks and the owners took care of it.

_________________
MUDD'S MOTORSPORT'S We do IFS lift installs ,
03 OVERLAND EDITION /Kilby-Skidrow-Mopar-4XGuard skids/ 2.5 inch TOTAL CONTROL JBA coilovers -JBA Arms/MOABS-31 FALKEN WILDPEAK AT3W / 4.10's etc, 04 Kilimanjaro Edition loaded, plus 05 KJ limited


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group. Color scheme by ColorizeIt!
Logo by pixeldecals.com