Interesting Links This is the local organization in Tanzania that we climbed with.

We were treated "like kings". Aside from a few little glitches in the beginning (organizing correct rental gear) everything was great. Our guides Joshua and Amani were knowledgeable and very personable.

The food was astoundingly good and plenty.
The 2-man tents were very cramped, but hey "You're supposed to be roughing it, right?..."

I had numerous opportunities to converse at length with a few of our english speaking porters... very pleasant young men who are just trying to get by in life. Some of them are saving their earnings to go on to college to better themselves. Gard has wonderful web site with lots of information pertaining to his preparation and to his actual climb.

I referred to his site numerous times while getting prepared myself.

Among other things, Eric Cheng is a very talented narrator and photographer.

If you want to know about all the things that can possibly go wrong on a Kilimanjaro trip, check out this great web site.

This web site has particularly good and well presented information concerning trekking at high altitudes.