Errol Seaman (South Africa) – Successful summit attempt on 8 August 2015 – Superior package – 7 Day Machame route
Where to begin……
This was truly the most gruelling, physically exhausting and challenging experience of my life thus far…but having said that, definitely one of the, if not the most enjoyable and exiting journeys I have done.
I can only thank you personally for your excellent support in providing the material and emails promptly and clearly in allowing us to be mentally ready for this journey.
In addition to this I have utmost respect and appreciation for the following:
Head guide: Nelson – a true person with a heart of gold, an awesome sense of humour and the ability to encourage, lead and support his team and the guests as best as anyone would be able to – I salute him!!!
Assistant Guide: Robert – Although still learning, I believe he has all the tools and ability to be a great head guide one day – keep shuffling!!
Chief cook (stomach engineer): Ziggy – his food was always tasty, nutritious and enjoyable – a great cook with a great sense of humour!!
Waiter: Adam – always smiling, always helping and always available – he will make a great chef one day!
Bouncer: although he doesn’t talk much – he is always smiling and a true soldier in the team
Choir Master: Goodwin – what can I say, except that he kept the songs going (Jambo, Jambo Bwana…), he kept the laughter and spirits high (especially on summit night and our final ceremony) and I especially enjoyed his imitation of a rooster crowing – excellent!! – Oh – and he was by mine and Zack’s side each step of the way, along with Nelson, during summit night – I think without them we may not have made it!!!
The porters: Unfortunately I did not get to know them by name, but I have 150% respect and admiration for them – their absolutely hard work, mixed with smiles and laughter and continuous happiness – Mambo – Poa – I salute them too!!!!
All in all it was an absolutely amazing experience, and although I will not repeat it (that box has now been ticked), I will definitely recommend Climbing Kilimanjaro to anyone know who is planning to summit Mt Kilimanjaro in the future.
So, in closing, a huge congratulations to you and your team, from start to finish – everyone provided a service way beyond our expectations – Thank you!!
I have enclosed a few photos which you may gladly post onto your website as you wish.