Jason DePaul and Mark Janssen (USA) – Successful summit attempt on 14 February 2014

Jason DePaul and Mark Janssen (USA) - Successful summit attempt on 14 February 2014

Hello Nikki,

I wanted to send you this as soon as I got back – but got really caught up with work.

On behalf of Mark and myself, we wanted to thank you for putting together an outstanding trip; and something will both remember forever. The climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro was certainly a big challenge, especially coming from our area’s; which are at sea level. In the end though we both successfully reached the summit and accomplished our ultimate goal. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the help our team and head guide Safiel. Five out of the six of us in our group reached the peak with the other making it to Gilman’s Point. I’ve attached a picture of us all on the summit – I’m on the far right sitting down and Mark is next to me in the sunglasses.

The safari was another success and all around amazing experience. Our guide Mike was a top class professional who took the time for us to explain the animals further in depth, answer all of our questions, and make sure we were able to get all the best photographs. The Wildebeest Migration was something to see to believe, and the hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti was surreal. We were very fortunate to see all the animals and experience perfect weather along the way. From top to bottom all of lodges were incredible and the services/food provided was excellent.

Tanzania is a beautiful country with extremely happy & helpful people. It’s a place I’ll surely recommend to everyone, and when I do; I’ll be sure to say to do so through ClimbingKilimanjaro.com.

Thak You Nikki
Jason DePaul

Tanner Colton, Bradley Hannon, Scott Miller, Shawn Palmer and Mandy van den Heuvel (USA & The Netherlands) – Successful summit attempt on 14 February 2014

Tanner Colton, Bradley Hannon, Scott Miller, Shawn Palmer and Mandy van den Heuvel (USA & The Netherlands) - Successful summit attempt on 14 February 2014

Hello Nikki,
First things I want to thank you for all your help during the planning process. From the first email to the day we left you were helpful, knowledgeable, and professional in every way possible. You prepared us for everything we would need to have an amazing experience, so thank you for that. Please pass our thanks on to your staff as well if others were helpful in the pre-trip process.

Our guides, Shabazz and Basil, were top notch and amazing guys during the climb. If I had to put a highlight on the trip I would say it was Basil and his friendship during the climb. The other staff such as Kyongo, Bashir, and all the porters and support staff were very friendly and personable which made it fun and easy to engage them and have a great team environment.

All in all our trip was amazing and everything we had hoped it would be. We would never had made it to the summit without the leadership of Basil and the support of the whole group. I have attached a couple photos just for reference.

Let me know if I can do anything else to help and to share our experience. Thanks again Nikki!

Thanks,

Tanner Colton

Brent Schalk (USA) – Successful summit on 24 January 2014

Brent Schalk (USA) - Successful summit on 24 January 2014

Pick up at airport great, Palace Hotel-Very good. Their food was excellent!
Pick up at hotel to park- good, Check in –good
First day hike no problem, All days hiking to Karanga was good. No problems guides were great
Push up to the point-Guides were good.
Our guide Daniel was tops.
Trip back to Palace good.