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Derek Smith–US

Derek Smith–US

Climb Kili made the entire process easy. I needed to be picked up at the airport at 4am and brought to the hotel a few days before the hike. The coordination between the Tanzania and US team was seamless.
On the mountain our lead guide Herment and his crew were a blast. They were extremely hard working, yet very friendly and fun to be around. Due to their excellent service we made it up the mountain with ease.
I would like to specifically mention Herment’s skills as a guide. He ensured we were properly briefed and prepared for each day well in advance. His knowledge of the mountain and ability to motivate us had us completely confident in our ability to succeed with the whole team supporting us.
Innocent was one of my favorite members of the crew. He seemed to be every where all the time. He was our go to guy for everything. In addition to his professionalism, we loved all the songs he would lead in the morning and his support as we finished each day.
Although this is not something we would have known ahead of time, staying at Kosovo camp on summit night was critical to our success. When talking to friends in the future about Climb Kili, I will mention this as one of the best parts of our route. We really appreciate all the planning that went into out trip.  – Derek Smith