Campsite at Barafu Camp below summit
I am using a link to my trip report as the formatting has been a pain to transfer. This was a commercially guided trip up a popular route but will hopefully be of interest to those with a curiosity about Mount Kilimanjaro and helpful to those planning to climb it. We began our climb on December 27, 2012, summited on January 1, 2013 and finished on January 2, 2013. There are several other routes up Kilimanjaro and there are some easier and some harder than the route (Machame) described here. I did not find the climb particularly difficult, but everyone has a different experience. It was a fantastic climb. I'd be happy to provide advice or answer any question that folks have.
My trip report
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