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Ascending mt. kilimanjaro

The summit of Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. This does not mean it is an easy task, but it is possible for people with little or no experience to scale it. The climb itself is not very difficult except the final stretch when it's very steep and exhausting because of the lack of oxygen. We did the Rongai route, a route considered "easy" that is longer than usual with better acclimatization. In my judgment there are also other advantages: it is a busy route and above all, you see more parts of the mountain as you climb the north face but you go down the Marangu route and you do not miss anything that you would see on traditional routes. Going up is more or less easy until the last part but the latter is extremely hard. You have to start at midnight to reach the summit at sunrise and the temperatures drop to 10-20 degrees below zero. If you can stand the five hours it takes you to reach Gilman's point (5695 meters, the "pre-summit") I advise you to continue even if you think you can't go on. The part just before the summit becomes flatter and flatter and you see the sun come out and realize that it was all worth it. In an hour and a half, you plant your feet on Uhuru peak (5895 meters) and you feel like the strongest person in the world, if only for just a moment. The descent is much faster than you may think.
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Walking on the sky

View from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro at the end of the day. It makes you feel like you're walking on the sky. I'll never stop climbing mountain.
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We made it to the summit on christmas day! 12/25/2013

After 6 and a half days of the most amazing traveling experience I've ever had, we were finally at the roof of Africa. I highly recommend the Lemosho route.
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