Kilimanjaro Guides

    Kilimanjaro Guides

    Unique to Alpine Ascents, each scheduled climb is led by a professional mountain guide. In many cases, guides have been in the field for 10+ years, and in addition to their expertise on Kilimanjaro, also lead expeditions to great peaks around the world. Most of these guides have climbed 8,000 m peaks and have 25–50 Kilimanjaro trips under their belts and have vast medical experience (all are Wilderness First Responder certified). You will benefit greatly from the leadership, experience, and teaching your western guide will offer on this challenging adventure.

    Tanzanian Lead Guide Staff

    Our lead Tanzanian guides are selected exclusively based on experience and training. They must meet strict standards for proven leadership, mountain experience, medical training, client care, and English language skills. Each lead guide has a minimum of 15 years personal experience, and minimum five years and 25 trips working with Alpine Ascents groups, alongside one of our professional western guides from North America. They understand and practice our high standards for safety, leadership, and teaching, one-to-one client care, and high success rates.

    Assistant guides have a minimum four years experience and demonstrate the ability to become lead guides while mentoring over several years, gaining invaluable experience.

    Senior Guide Staff

    Eric Murphy

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    Kilimanjaro Program Manager. International, Mountaineering School

    Ben Jones

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    Kilimanjaro, International, Everest, Denali, Mount Rainier, Mountaineering School

    Kristie Kayl

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    KILIMANJARO, INTERNATIONAL, ALASKA, WASHINGTON

    Paul Koubek

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    KILIMANJARO, INTERNATIONAL, DENALI, MOUNT RAINIER, MOUNTAINEERING SCHOOL

    Guide Staff

    Jonas Rutta

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    Lead Tanzanian Guide

    August Maleo

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    Assistant Tanzanian Guide

    Daniel Leonard

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    Lead Tanzanian Guide

    Rodrick Mtui

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    Lead Tanzanian Guide

    Edward Tofili Urio

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    Assistant Tanzanian Guide

    Kelvin Makere

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    Lead Chef

    I have fabulous memories of this trip and expedition. It was even better than I thought it would be. The combination of the climb and the safari was superb! This was a wonderful, wonderful trip! The people were great and we formed a good team. Thanks for all of your assistance in making this trip such a success!

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    Kilimanjaro from the plains.
    Climb Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
    Climb Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
    Photo: Ben Jones.
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    Taking a pause in the Senecio Cactus on the way to our first camp.
    Taking a pause in the Senecio Cactus on the way to our first camp.
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    Climb Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
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    Sunrise view from the crater.
    Sunrise view from the crater while climbing Kilimanjaro.
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    Another successful summit!
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    Kilimanjaro. Heading to the summit.
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    Porters make their way up to high camp.
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    Kilimanjaro from the plains.
    Climbing Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
    Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
    Photo: Ben Jones.
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    Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
    Photo: Ben Jones.
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    On the way to the summit.
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    Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
    Photo: Ben Jones.
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    Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
    Photo: Ben Jones.
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    Heading up to the summit.
    Heading up to the summit.
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    Porters make their way up to high camp.
    Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition with Alpine Ascents
    Kilimanjaro from the plains.
    Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition with Alpine Ascents
    Another successful summit!
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    Porter make their way up to high camp.
    Porter on the way to high camp.
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    Kilimanjao. Our dining tent on Day 1. Photo: Eric Murphy
    Our Dining Tent on Day 1.
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    Climbing across the crater on the way to the summit.
    Climbing across the crater on the way to the summit.
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    Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
    Photo: Ben Jones.
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    Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
    Photo: Ben Jones.
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    Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
    Photo: Ben Jones.
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    Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
    Photo: Ben Jones.
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    Enjoying a typical sunset from Machame Camp.
    Enjoying a typical sunset from Machame Camp.

    Mount Kilimanjaro BLOG

    • 2022 Kilimanjaro Webinar

      Are you planning on climbing to the roof of Africa this summer?  If so, check out the 2022 Kilimanjaro webinar that we hosted on May 25th.  Our Kilimanjaro Program Director, Eric Murphy, outlined our COVID-19 protocols, the Tanzanian VISA process, and gave a detailed overview of the trip and what to expect.  We wrapped up […]

    • Kilimanjaro COVID-19 Hunger Relief Update

      by Eric Murphy  Our ongoing and very successful ($37,000 +) Kilimanjaro Covid-19 Hunger Relief Fundraiser has just completed the 2nd food distributions for all 310 crew and staff. Members from our Tanzanian partner company Big Expeditions handled all aspects of whole purchase and transport of over 12,000 lbs of rice, corn and sugar. Arusha crew […]

    • Kilimanjaro: A Tribute to our Tanzanian Crew

      by Paul Koubek  As one of the western guides fortunate to work with the Alpine Ascents Kilimanjaro Program, when I was asked to write a blog post about any topic I wanted, the first thing that came to mind for me about my experience on Kilimanjaro was: the people! Every Alpine Ascents climb of Kilimanjaro […]

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