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Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Meru Climbs, Tanzania

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July 8 - 23, 2017

CMC Members: $5,100
Non-Members: $5,253

Trip Information 

Trip Itinerary 

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Trip Overview

This will be a new variation on previous CMC trips to Kilimanjaro. 1st we will warm up and acclimatize with a 4 day climb of Mt. Meru, 14,968’, 4562 M. Mt. Meru is just West of Kilimanjaro, near Arusha, Tanzania and will give us great views of Kilimanjaro. Then for the main event, we will climb Kilimanjaro (19,340’), during a 6-day climb on the Rongai Route on the North side of the mountain. CMC has only done one trip ever to Mt. Meru back in 1998 and has never done the Rongai Route on Kilimanjaro. So people who have done the Machame Route on previous CMC trips may be interested in this trip to do a different route on this great mountain as well as the climb of Mt. Meru. Participants are free to arrange their own safari before or after this trip. Leader can provide relevant information.

Pre-Trip Activities

Submission of the trip application, signed liability statement, and payments. Attendance at pre-trip planning meeting planned for February 2017. Optional training outings will begin in the spring of 2017. Climbers not known to the trip leader will be asked to attend a minimum of one pre-trip outing for evaluation of their physical conditioning.

Skills and Training Requirements

Excellent physical condition and experience hiking 14,000’+ peaks in Colorado or elsewhere. Activities include: hiking, camping, wildlife watching, and cultural history


Trip Leader: Bill Blazek

• Current CMC Trip Leader since 1989 • Extensive experience leading 100+ CMC trips over 25 years • Past Basic Mountaineering School Instructor, 9 years • Leader of CMC’s, 2015 Year of the Mountaineer, World Summit Series, Aconcagua Trip • Successful summits of Denali, Rainier, Kilimanjaro, Mt. Blanc, Fr. Monte Rosa, Ch, The Dom, Ch, and others. • Current WFA Certification