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Anyone interested in climbing Kilima-n-jaro?

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  1. JasonMiller

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    I am in the process of planning another Kilimanjaro climb in Tanzania and thought I would see if anyone wants to climb the tallest mountain on the African continent? Its not impossible for the person of average shape...

    I can get discounted airfare and lodging while in Africa if 4 or more people go. I have another friend interested in joining me.

    Please no attitudes or hot heads, I dont need any more stress in the third world country :)

    If anyone is interested I can also add a small three or four day game safari on to the climb. It would be shame to go to Africa and not see wildlife.

    We would leave from DFW Texas and probably lay over in Amsterdam (I know what your thinking) or Cairo Egypt and continue to Nairobi Kenya where you will get a first hand experience to my trans Africa driving skills. We will drive to Arusha Tanzania and on to Moshi. We will stay at the Mountain INN which is owned by a friend of mine. They will also organize the 4 day climb. We will have porters and cooks and climb to over 19.000. feet.

    I have done this climb 2 times and have stayed in Moshi many times more and rest assured its a safe enviroment if you mind your business and dont get too touristy..

    Anyway its a once in a lifetime experience and a great climbing challenge.


    I would also suggest anyone wanting to go to go climb one or two fourteeners in Colorado just to get your feet wet, you are welcome to join me and my friend Rick when we go to Colorado this summer.




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    I THINK ILL GO TO NYC AND WALK CANAL ST A COUPLE OF TIMES..

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    what dates were you thinking of going? When were you going to colorado also. I would be very interested.

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  5. JasonMiller

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    That would work, just put a plastic bag on your head with a pin hole in it to give you the effect of the altitude :)




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    I saw a Discovery HD program this past weekend about climbing Kilimanjaro and it looked like a fun climb. I would love to go if I could convince my wife.
     
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    Maybe you could turn this into an F-chat sponsored thing? ;) Sounds like a great quest. Keep us posted on the progress i.e. pics etc. Have fun.
     
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    You wanna be a thrillseeker do you?

    Go to South-Central LA into Nickerson Gardens and see how long you can last at that altitude
     
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    I am hoping early October... But I am willing to work with other schedules.


    I plan to go to Colorado twice this summer, maybe early Aug or sept. we drive up from Fort Worth and usually climb for a few days and drive back. Fast a furious! But a lot of fun.
     
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    I leave in 3 days for africa and the Seychelles, a trip which includes this climb. Any advice on what to bring or to know before i leave. I've been to africa plenty of times, yet never climbed Kilima-n-jaro.
     
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  13. Ryan S.

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    what are we looking at $ wise?
     
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    If you want a tought climb in Colorado, go to Longs Peak. One of the toughest climbs in Colorado, hands down
     
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    My advice for Kili is to bring warm clothes (it gets very cold at night) bring some snacks that you like and a roll of toilet paper. If you go on an organized climb they have toilet facilities but NO toilet paper.

    Ask the porters to bring some fruit, it really replenishes your system with sugar and liquid.

    Have fun and good luck!
     
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    I am trying to get everything under 4K including room, transportation, food on the mountain and airfare. The only thing it wont cover is food out and about, women, drinks, bail, etc.
     
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    I have climbed many of the easy 14ers, I am saving Longs for last.... I hear its tough. I also want to climb it with someone who has climbed it before..
     
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    LOL,,, I once got lost there in 1990 in a Yellow Geo Metro convertable.. Needless to say two honkeys in a yellow convertable was slightly out of place. I think I ran 10 red lights to get out of there.... YIKES
     
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    Yea Ive never climbed it but my dad told me ALL about it LOL

    He said that it took about 14hrs round trip, for the first couple hours the climbing is real easy, you think it will be like that the whole way but about 1,000 ft from the top it gets technical and tricky, at one point theres a path you walk on and too your right is a big rock wall and to your left is about a 800 or so ft drop, straight down according to him. Sounds scary but probably very rewarding and breathtaking when you make it to the top!
     
  20. judge4re

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    Not this year. Should be doing Fuji in August, working out the dates now. Anyone else want to go?
     
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    I'm game. Dec would work better than Oct for me. 2006 would be better yet. Did Cotopaxi twice and most of Chimborazo back in '96. I'd want a few days on the Sierra Nevada or White Mtn 14ers right before departure. I'd probably want a few months to start cardio conditioning as well.
     
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    Great, one more image to talk to my therapist about.
     

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