Kilimanjaro is the highest summit in Africa making it one of the 7 Summits. It was my first high altitude expedition.
A successful summit was made via the Umbwe route – the steepest most direct ascent but rarely used. It was closed for several years after due to rockfall. It is classified as non-technical as all of Kili is but can be very slippery with narrow passages. Chances for High Altitude Sickness are increased due to the more rapid ascent.