Climbing Kilimanjaro (Podcast) – Amateur traveler

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Climbing Kilimanjaro (Podcast)

Learn about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as the amateur traveler talks to Kylie Chenn of Acanela Expeditions about what you need to know about climbing Africa’s highest mountain.

Kylie says: “Kilimanjaro means white mountain, which makes sense because it is, I think, the only snow-covered white mountain in Africa. There are all kinds of travelers in the world and Kilimanjaro is very attractive to many, especially adventure travelers, as it is the 7th peak, the highest mountain in Africa, technically speaking, the highest autonomous mountain. Because of these accolades alone, many people want to climb it. Not to mention it’s a tough climb, it’s a challenge, but it’s not technical, it’s not dangerous. Anyone in good physical shape can do it. It’s along the equator. It’s in a beautiful country, one of the best nations for safari, the Serengeti. Yes, it’s a climb. Yes, it takes time. It’s a challenge but it’s not forbidden to anyone. And that’s exciting for a lot of people.

Kylie has climbed Kilimanjaro 3 times and she talks about what you can do to prepare for climbing Kilimanjaro and what to expect day by day on a 5 day trip through the 5 different zones climatic conditions of the mountain (culture, forest, heather moors). , alpine desert and summit).

It is difficult to obtain permission to climb Kilimanjaro solo, so most visitors will travel in a group with a guide and support team. So you don’t need to be able to carry a heavy backpack. You don’t need to cook. If you are hiking the more common route (the Marangu route), there are shelters you can stay in.

This all leads up to this last rather long day which takes you from the last camp (the Kibo Huts) a few hours before dawn to climb in the dark to Gilman’s Point where you will watch the sunrise. Most of the group will then continue towards Uhuru Peak before heading back down the mountain at a much faster pace.

Kylie recommends that after climbing the mountain, you visit the safari parks in Tanzania before flying home.

Listening to this episode can add climbing Kilimanjaro to your bucket list.

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Show notes

Acanela Expeditions
Kilimanjaro routes
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro as a solo traveler
10 things I wish I knew before climbing Kilimanjaro


on Trip to Costa Rica – Episode 698:

Hi Chris,

Two more episodes until #700!

Thank you for this episode. Your guests were great. Lots of good information. Listen to their advice. Costa Rica is on “Tico” time. Tico is the nickname given to Costa Ricans. Tico time is slow.

My last visit to Costa Rica was in 1997. One of my favorite memories was sitting in our hotel (Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa) a hot tub watching Arenal Volcano spill two red lava debris flows at night. You can actually hear the volcano spewing debris and then hear it tumbling down the volcano.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve is a private preserve established by Quakers who immigrated from Alabama in the 1940s. We had a wonderful hotel (Sunset Hotel) on top of a hill which gave us magnificent sunsets over Nicoya Bay. Monteverde was also famous for its cheese and coffee and was a great place to catch Costa Rica’s national bird, the Quetzal.

I agree that Manuel Antonio National Park is beautiful. A great place to see the “Jesus Christ” lizard running on its hind legs on the water. We stayed at Los Tres Banderas which was owned by a Polish man (who had built a restaurant in Palm Springs, California). Thus the three Polish, American and Costa Rican flags.

We experienced a 4.6 earthquake in Orosi. It made us feel at home in California!

Stay well,
Jeff Ohlfs

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