Why climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
At 19,340 ft. Mount Kilimanjaro towers majestically over the African savanna. It is the highest free-standing mountain in the world, and as one of the coveted “Seven Summits”, is the highest mountain on the African continent.
We will be taking the Kili 360 Northern Circuit route. This rarely trekked trail on the northern slope of the mountain offers spectacular views and its longer duration (9-10 days), allows climbers to acclimatize easier to the higher altitude. This makes the summit easier and more rewarding.
You will climb an average of 4-6 hours a day, except for the last day, when the push to the summit will take 9-11 hours.
The Outfitter - Tusker Trail
Tusker Trail is one of the most respected names in the business, with 41 years of experience leading adventure travel expeditions throughout Africa. Their focus on climber safety means that 98% of climbers reach the top of the mountain. It also means that you can rest easy, knowing that should anything happen, you will be cared for by medically trained guides.
While this adventure of a lifetime is certainly priceless, the costs can be broken down as follows:
As well, climbers are expected to raise a minimum of $6,000 each for Hope & Cope, so that we can reach our overall goal of raising $360,000 for Hope & Cope. Climbers may not fundraise to cover the cost of the trip.