Kili Series: How hard is to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro?

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Welcome to the Kili Series! A 3 part series that will tell you everything you need to know to get you up and down Mount Kilimanjaro

I summited Mount Kilimanjaro on the 2nd of March 2015. I say ‘summited’ but in truth the reality was far less glamorous. I don’t say this to dissuade people but to emphasise how unprepared I was for the climb. Before I get into the nitty-gritties of it, let’s get ourselves acquainted with one of the most popular mountains. 

So now that we have our basics covered. Let’s get started.

Is Kilimanjaro an Easy Mountain? 

First things first, Kilimanjaro has a reputation for being an easy mountain. This is FALSE. It is easier than some of the more technical mountains, but by no means would I describe it as easy. Kilimanjaro stands at a whopping 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet. That is high

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