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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 8000m meter peaks and have 25-50 Kilimanjaro trips under their belts and have vast medical experience. (All are WFR 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 5 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 4 years experience, and demonstrate the ability to become lead guides, while mentoring over several years, gaining invaluable experience.

Senior Guide Staff

Eric Murphy

Kilimanjaro Program Manager. International, Mountaineering School

Ben Jones

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

John Hauf

Kilimanjaro, International

Tom Chambers

Kilimanjaro, Mount Rainier, Mountaineering School

Paul Koubek

KILIMANJARO, INTERNATIONAL, DENALI, MOUNT RAINIER, MOUNTAINEERING SCHOOL

Guide Staff

Jonas Rutta

Lead Tanzanian Guide

Julius Minja

Assistant Tanzanian Guide

August Maleo

Assistant Tanzanian Guide

Daniel Leonard

Assistant Tanzanian Guide

Strengths > clearly a premium, first class adventure. As an experienced mountaineer, this was the most “luxurious” trip I’ve undertaken. Dining tents at lunch and dinner; camp set-up and take-down, etc. (this is stuff I usually expect to do myself!). Cuisine throughout was good and varied. I actually gained a few pounds on my return […]

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Kilimanjaro from the plains.
Climb Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
Climb Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
Climb Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
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.
Climb Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
Climb Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
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Sunrise view from the crater.
Sunrise view from the crater while climbing Kilimanjaro.
Climbing Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
Another successful summit!
Climbing Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
Kilimanjaro. Heading to the summit.
Climbing Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
Porters make their way up to high camp.
Climbing Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
Kilimanjaro from the plains.
Climbing Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
Climbing Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
Climbing Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
On the way to the summit.
Climbing Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents
Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition with Alpine Ascents
Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition with Alpine Ascents
Heading up to the summit.
Heading up to the summit.
Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition with Alpine Ascents
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!
Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition with Alpine Ascents
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.
Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition with Alpine Ascents
Climbing across the crater on the way to the summit.
Climbing across the crater on the way to the summit.
Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition with Alpine Ascents
Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
Climb Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents Guides
Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
Climb Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents Guides
Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
Climb Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents Guides
Kilimanjaro. Photo: Ben Jones.
Photo: Ben Jones.
Climb Kilimanjaro with Alpine Ascents Guides
Enjoying a typical sunset from Machame Camp.
Enjoying a typical sunset from Machame Camp.

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