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Aug 14, 2011 - Kili Day One: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut (2700m)
My nerves didn't allow me to sleep much and I was first down for breakfast and antsy to get the day underway.
Aug 13, 2011 - Day trip: Marangu Town and Chagga museum
It was decided by Lottie that I would take a day trip for 120 USD to Marangu to see the waterfall.
Aug 13, 2011 - Kili Pre-Climb briefing and preparations, meeting my group.
After a few days on my own I was anxious to finally meet the people I'd be climbing the mountain with and after seeing that they will take people up the mountain alone if there are no other people in the group I can't express how relieved I am that there were in fact other people in the group. As an aside I am extremely relieved that I didn't even consider the possibility of climbing alone, it saved me hours of stress and anxiety.
Jul 14, 2007 - Awaiting the Big Climb!!!
HI Everyone, Well we made it to Marangu Hotel - a quiet serene place at the base of Kilimanjaro yesterday afternoon - after an epic 8 hour bus ride from Dar Es Salaam. Beautiful hotel with a great bar!!! Amazingly enough we are being served 3 course dinners every night - we are basically royalty (or at least feel like it). Servants carry our bags etc... Very weird feeling to be waited on, however the hotel seems to treat all their staff equitably. We are getting stoked for our trek up Mount Kilimanjaro which is set to begin tomorrow...Jump to full entry