Perhaps when you read that around 35,000 climbers every year set out to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is something of an easy climb.
Forget that idea, because for many of those climbers, this will be one of the most challenging and potentially dangerous things that they will ever do in their entire lifetime. Of that huge number of climbers, around two-thirds actually make it to the summit, Uhuru Peak. And that means that around one-third do not.
Why is that? It’s mainly the effects of altitude that prevent people’s summit attempts, though other health problems also play a part. But one of the best things you can do to maximise your chances of success is to choose an experienced operator.
When you’re making your choice, consider that Easy Travel take over 2,000 climbers up Kilimanjaro annually. And that our summit success rate is 98.5%.
Make no mistake: climbing this magnificent mountain demands that everyone pays close attention to safety, from the start of the planning stage until the moment you finish your descent. Whether you are an experienced climber or an enthusiastic beginner, you need to know that you are climbing with people you can trust, people with a proven track record of success and commitment to safety.
That’s Easy Travel, your friend on the mountain. Climbers who look for the cheapest operator may soon find out just why they are paying less.
Perhaps their staff are poorly trained, their porters are overloaded, or their equipment is second-rate. Such things are not just disappointing, they can be dangerous.
And cutting corners in the face of danger can even be fatal. People die on Kilimanjaro, every year, so you need a team that monitors your health, recognises danger signs and – most importantly – knows what to do when they occur. Easy Travel will provide you with just such a team.