Like so many I came to Kilimanjaro on a mission to reach the summit.
As an ex-athlete living at sea level, but with 10 years of outdoor education teaching, I thought I could manage the training even at 65 yrs.
BUT, I would never have managed it without the superb professionalism, logistics, enthusiasm, encouragement and dedication of the Climb Kili Team. Their experience and pacing proved absolutely essential in making a successful ascent.
Tiffany Watson fully prepared us to get to Tanzania, then on arrival Chief guide Goodluck Minja indeed lived up to his reputation (as the good luck ninja!) who has brought together an entire support team. They work together so well and are incredibly capable, gracious and a sheer delight to be with from start to finish. We learnt so much from Goodluck’s team during our 8-day Lemosho route adventure.
Planning to climb the final pitch close to full moon & starting from the highest Kosovo camp was a great move by Ann Harris Davidson, to whom I am so grateful for organising this with Climb Kili. Both points were definitely helpful for our success.
Special thanks also to our summit guide Junior Ramson for his depth of experience and impeccable pacing which enabled me to stand on the summit with Ann Harris Davison right on sunrise on 18/7/2019, a moment we will never forget. Thank you so much Junior!
I am embarrassed not to have every one of our support teams name at my fingertips, because they were all totally focused on ensuring our personal safety, health, hygiene and well-being everyday and night! The quality of food prepared by chef Elisamehe was outstanding and the best by far of any I have experienced in an outdoor setting my whole life.
Goodluck, Junior, Gaudrence, Benson, Michael, Ali, Pascal, Amin, and your team, thank you guys, you’re the best!
I have no hesitation in recommending the Climb Kili trekking company with Goodluck’s team on the ground, as being able to deliver 100% and will take absolute care of any person/group in their charge.
Kilimanjaro is an awesome mountain which has my total respect. Thank you Climb Kili for the experience of a life-time. You have a fabulous team, long may you continue your good work.
For those who may read this, best wishes & GO Climb Kili!