The experience was the best of my life and there isn’t a thing I would change about any of it. The entire Climb Kili group, from the porters to the guides, were absolutely amazing in every single way. They made sure everything went smoothly and that all of our requests were fulfilled. Emanuel was incredible and I never would have made it to the summit without him. He made sure everyone in the group felt comfortable and safe, and I trusted him completely. I got violently sick one night, and for the hike the day after, he carried my pack for me when I was too weak. He also gave me his liners on summit night when my fingers were so swollen and frozen, and he went bare handed up the mountain. The other guides who went to summit with us were also wonderful. Larik, Goodluv, Vada and Singer made sure we all got to the top, and were very encouraging and assuring when some of us were really struggling along the way. They each respectively made sure we all were OK. The chef, Magambo, consistently prepared awesome meals and there was always plenty of food for us if we wanted. Singer and Nester were very attentive while serving us in the dining tent. I’d also like to give a very big thank you to Singer for taking my fleece liner gloves and warming them over the kitchen stove. I had set them in the dining tent to dry overnight, and he had taken them without me knowing and surprised me with warm, dry gloves in the morning. I was so thankful because that was the day we were doing Barranco Wall where I needed them!
I could go on and on about how incredible the staff and experience was. I’m so thankful that we were able to climb with them.
Here’s a picture of Emanuel and I at the summit. 🙂
Thank you for everything!