Private Climbs

Our Kilimanjaro Climbing Expertise at Your Convenience

Over the last 20 years, Alpine Ascents has amassed a 90% success rate on climbing Kilimanjaro using our guiding expertise on almost every route on the mountain. We personally oversee all of our guides and local operations, and treat both our private and scheduled climbs with equal care.

Private vs. Scheduled Climbs
Our private guiding programs have grown rapidly over the past five years, first and foremost because of our expertise as a mountain climbing company. We understand the training and effort each climber makes for such an undertaking, and appreciate the desire each climber brings to us.

  • While all of our scheduled climbs are led by a Seattle-based, professional mountain guide, we are happy to arrange private climbs for your group with our esteemed, Alpine Ascents-trained African staff. Small groups may appreciate the pricing and personal contact available with our African guide staff while receiving the same food, logistics and care.
  • Routes such as the Machame, Northern Circuit, and Lemosho are examples of routes that may have individual appeal to private groups. We can also add extra days to standard routes especially for those interested in crater rim camps.
  • We are also happy to send one of our Seattle-based professional mountain guides to lead your private climb.

Unlike other companies operating in Africa, we have the unique quality of being a high-end travel company that specializes in mountaineering expeditions. We bring our many years of experience as one of the best climbing companies in the world to create your custom or private expedition.

If you would like information on the above, please contact Gordon Janow to help you plan your next travel experience.

Pricing & Inclusions

We offer guiding, logistics, equipment, food, and dining of the highest quality, for which our trips have earned worldwide renown.

Pricing is normally based on the number of people and the options desired for the trip. For smaller groups, pricing can be similar and sometimes less expensive than regular expedition prices listed on the website. For larger groups, the price may be similar to our posted prices, but the private option is an excellent way to ensure you are receiving a level of attention that is determined by your particular needs.

Each climb may be led by one of our lead African guides or one of our non-African guide staff members. The choice is yours. Some of our outstanding local guides have been leads with us for over 20 years, and their names and bios will be shared with you, as opposed to some operators who simply hire a guide upon your arrival in Africa. Pricing will be based on guide selection.

This was my first trip with Alpine Ascents International, and it simply exceeded my wildest expectations. There are not enough superlatives to describe the leadership qualities of my guide. He was simply outstanding, and directly contributed to my reaching all of my personal goals on this trip, including the summit. Sorry, but I can’t think of any suggestions for improvement. Simply, it was a first class operation the entire way, and I can’t wait to go on another trip

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Kilimanjaro from the plains.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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