Letter from a Kilimanjaro ClimberAlpine Ascents International
121 Mercer Street
Seattle WA 98109
Re: Kilimanjaro July 5-19
Allen Carbert, Guide
Seldom, if ever, do you get a chance to thank a company for giving you more for you money than expected. The accommodations, logistics, safari, and climb far exceeded what I thought would be provided for the cost of the trip. The information forwarded prior to the trip, including the gear guide, was right on point.
Additionally, I felt as If I had known our guide, Allen Carbert, for years, after our first dinner. He filled the role of tour guide, mountain guide, camp counselor, porter, liaison, nurse, coach, and all-around good guy with with confident ability. His bio in the booklet is perfect; as he truly works easily with the experienced climbers and with us novices. I personally cannot praise or thank him enough for getting me to the summit. My only regret is my lack of physical strength to travel with him again. Nevertheless, I would follow him any place he wanted to take me, which speaks volumes on his ability as a leader.
The travel agency and Bushbuck are also a perfect fit for your operation. Thanks again for a great experience.
Andrew C. Rambo
P.S. If someone has a good answer for why old men climb mountain, I would like to hear it.