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Kilimanjaro trekking adventures - the roof of Africa

Dominating the landscape like no other mountain - Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5895 metres.

Adventure Alternative runs Kilimanjaro trekking adventures every month and our success rate is 95% for summitting. We provide excellent service and we give our porters and guides the full recommended wage as defined by the Kilimanjaro National Park Service.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a great challenge for the adventure traveller and aspirant mountaineer. It is a perennial favourite, not to be underestimated, but entirely feasible for the hillwalker looking to combine a high mountain adventure with going to Africa. The total trek is just over 100km with an overall height gain of 4405 metres in seven days.
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Kilimanjaro Climb

The Challenge – fitness, age, experience
It is important to point out that the challenge is a non-technical trek to climb Kilimanjaro, but it offers a full mountaineering experience. You will need to be fit and any regular hillwalker will find this expedition within his or her capabilities. A training programme should include at least one hill walk a week with a small pack of around 10kgs, and regular visits to the gym or the swimming pool once a week for the final two months before departure.

Age is not a limiting factor either; the secret of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is to go slowly and enjoy the scenery, drink well, eat well and sleep well. A regular, maintained pace will ensure proper acclimatisation.

We take seven days over this climb of Kilimanjaro. Summit day starts early on Day Six. The ethos centres around the principle that if you look after yourself well during the first five days, then the sixth 'summit' day will be a challenge but not dangerous.
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