To reach the summit of a great mountain like Kilimanjaro you will need a little more than courage and bravado. For that matter, you will need more than a pile of money and a lot of time off to accomplish this feat. What you need is the help, guidance and knowledge of the mountain that can only come from experienced mountain guides who have been there before. You need great equipment, yes, but without an experienced hand there to guide you and ensure you are using that equipment properly you could have complications in your trip. Complications on a massive mountain like Kilimanjaro can lead to injuries or death so this is something that needs to be carefully considered before heading out on such an adventure.
I was in a similar situation just two years ago when I decided that I needed a big change and an adventurous journey to go on. I had considered many options and fun things to do but in the end mountaineering and tackling the task of summoning one of the world’s great mountains seemed like a formidable challenge and one that I was up to. I had never considered a climbing expedition before so I did my research online to find out which companies offered services that would benefit my skill level. What I came across was a company called AlpenGlow Expeditions. Everything I learned about this company was truly amazing and seemed right up my alley. For starters, each of their Mountain guides that help you ascend and reach the summit of these great mountains are AMGA mountain certified. This means these guides to come through extensive training in first aid, technique, pick ax climbing, bouldering, scrambling and more. They aren’t fitness experts and are very in tune to what you need as a client. They know that everyone moves and works at their own pace and their expert to help motivate people and find out what resources they need to be successful.