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Trip Information
Name: The Top of Africa
Starts: Mon Aug 01, 2022
Return: Sat Aug 13, 2022

Registration opens: Mon Jun 07, 2021
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Wayne Pattern
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Have you climbed above 14,000-ft (4310-m)?

Are you familiar with altitude sickness symptoms?

Do you have extended medical and evacuation insurance?

Is the lake frozen?

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Participant Information

There are 3 parts to this trip:  Mt Meru (acclimatization), Mt Kilimanjaro (main objective), and Safari (it's Africa).

All trips to Kilimanjaro must be led by a trekking organization.  All three segments of this trip will be hosted by Snowcap Tanzania Tours.


The Rongai Route route is one of the best routes on Kilimanjaro, offering beautiful scenery including the quiet, rarely visited northern slopes. 

Trip details available in the attached itinerary.

The cost to join a group is $3760 USD per person.  This does not include airfare, additional activities, or guide tips.

A $190 non-refundable deposit is required to join this trip.  The deposit must be submitted by Dec 1 2021.  If the trip does not take place the deposit can be applied to a later trip.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is not easy.  Every year approximately 1,000 people are evacuated from the mountain.  Approximately 10 deaths are reported. The actual number of deaths is believed to be two to three times higher. The main cause of death is altitude sickness. Everyone climbing Mount Kilimanjaro should be familiar with the symptoms of altitude sickness. 

Trip participants will be confirmed as soon as the trip deposit is submitted.  Payment can be made by cheque or e-transfer.  I will forward the funds to the trekking company.

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