Standing at a staggering height of 5895 metres, the iconic snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro can easily be found at the top of any adventurous traveller’s wish list. But what is it really like to climb to the highest point in Africa and summit the world’s tallest free-standing mountain? While there is no special equipment or expertise required to tackle its heights, and there are a few different routes to choose from, it is challenging and a good level of fitness won’t go amiss. This week’s video pick offers first-hand glimpse of what to expect when you climb Kilimanjaro: the incredible landscapes, the joys, the challenges and that unforgettable moment of reaching the summit.
Ready for the challenge?