I liked it so much I climbed it twice
The first time I climbed Kilimanjaro was in my gap-year between high school and university in September 1992. I went up the Marangu route on my own, in jeans and running shoes. I knew so little about climbing that I knew very little about acclimatising as I went up. Needless to say, I felt terrible when I reached the summit.
Kilimanjaro one of the most beautiful summits to climb. Wild animals glimpsed through the thick foliage of the cloud forests, the thick mosses and flowering trees, the different climatic zones make for an amazing experience.
It was when I was training for Everest that I climbed Kilimanjaro for the second time in 2007. The climb was just as magical as the first time. This time I went up the Machame Route and climbed with Tori James and Ben Stephens.