Orestis Ventouras (South Africa) – Successful Western Breach summit attempt on 7 Aug 2015 – Superior package – 8 Day Machame route & overnight at Crater camp

Orestis Ventouras (South Africa) – Successful Western Breach summit attempt on 7 Aug 2015 - Superior package – 8 Day Machame route & overnight at Crater camp

Hi Nikki

Sorry for the delay in response

What can i say other than absolutely awesome and amazing!

From the moment i was met at the airport i felt the warm welcome. Manasseh was very thorough in explaining each days process etc.

Aaron my guide was wonderful, answered all my questions and was always there when i needed something

I Take my hat off to Sandala my cook and to Charlis my porter/waiter. What wonderful guys. With the little and broken English they speak we managed to get by and even spoke about their family

Was amazed at the quality and quantity of the food prepared each day in the kitchen tent. Im not a soup person but ate most of the soup each night. Was that good

each day’s hike had something new to offer and the views were spectacular. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Lava Tower, Arrow Glacier and Crater Camp.

Crater Camp was like nothing i have ever experienced and felt as i was on the moon. No one else but myself the guide, cook and a porter. Might as well have been the last person on earth.

Managed to explore the area and was just in awe. Had a heavy head and a terrible headache but pushed myself and was well worth it. If i had a bit more energy and oxygen i would have gone down to the ash pit but was not able to. The view of the ash pit and glaciers will remain in my memories for a life time.

And then there was the summit, frozen toes and out of breath, we pushed on early in the morning. An hour later from our start that morning and what a sight

Have attached some pics of the trip

Absolutely amazing adventure. Will be in contact with you next year as i am planning on climbing Kili again with some friends.

once again, thank you for arranging a wonderful and memorable adventure

Regards

Oresti