Kilimanjaro - Western BreachAltitude 5,895m/19,340ft » Duration 13 Days » Grade 1A
Acclimatisation on Mt Meru (4,556m), prior to an ascent of Kilimanjaro via a combination of the Umbwe Route and Western Breach[more]
The southern aspect of Kilimanjaro from nearby Mt Meru Photo: © Alex Ekins,
Introduction"Coming over the Western Breach wall onto the glacier was not only the biggest achievement of my life, but also one of the most beautiful views I've ever seen." MT, Kilimanjaro - Western Breach, July 2012
The extinct volcano of Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most recognisable peaks. It rises dramatically above the dusty East African plains with the impressive snow-capped summit awarding awe-inspiring views of this magnificent landscape. The expedition travels through one of Africa's best-known game reserves and climbs through five ecosystems, offering a full mountain experience with the ascent of the continent's highest peak... read more
You can round off your trip with an optional extension ... read more about Kilimanjaro - Western Breach extensions.
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CostWhichever route you choose, it is worth considering that 56% of the in country cost of our Kilimanjaro trips are National Park and Peak fees. By definition, less expensive trips provide less time to acclimatise - an essential ingredient for summit success... read more
Experience RequiredThe ascent of Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro via the Umbwe Route and Western Breach is suitable for people who have done grade 1 scrambles in the British Hills (such as Striding Edge or Grib Goch), or equivalent... read more
Team CompositionThe Jagged Globe leader is supported by English speaking Tanzanian guides and local porters, who have climbed the Umbwe and Barafu routes many times before... read more about leaders
There are 13 places available on each expedition.
Expedition ItineraryDay 1: Fly London to Kilimanjaro International Airport. On arrival at the airport, we are met by our representative and driven to our hotel in Moshi...read more
Pre-Expedition MeetingPrior to our introductory-level expeditions, we host a Pre-Expedition Weekend in North Wales... read more
EquipmentTo join the Kilimanjaro trip you need the following specialist equipment... read more
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