“Myself and two friends started the climb with four others on 25th June following the Shira route and felt very well looked after by all of the staff. Our group was led by Mussa along with Robbie and Nelson and we couldn’t have asked for better guides. Robbie was a really excellent guide to have on the climb, he’s clearly well experienced and mixed well with the group. He was very attentive and aware of how each of us individually was coping with the climb and the elements. He would be pro-active in following up with people on any issues that they’d had and would communicate these to Mussa to keep him informed too and he always helped and encouraged us to stay positive; it was very reassuring to have him there.

Both Robbie and Nelson were the heroes on summit night! All three were fantastic, singing along as we climbed through the night, keeping our spirits up but while still being on high alert for our safety.

The food on the climb was fantastic and special thanks to Joseph, I miss his cooking! For going over and above I’d also like to thank Robbie again, this time for having the patience to humor me and give me the swahili lesson I demanded! And also Jackson who also helped me with my Swahili too and to James and Moses for getting our things from a to b every day. Please pass on my thanks to all the guys; they helped make the experience what it was.

Asante sana,”

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