August was born in the Chagga village of Marangu, on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Growing up with the mountain in his back yard, and other family members working as guides, it was a natural progression for August to learn to be a guide. August has been working as a guide on Kilimanjaro for more than 30 years. August is a father of 4 children, and continues to live in Marangu Village with his family. His daughter is the first in the family to attend college, and works in Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania, as a teacher.
August is a master pacer, beloved by clients for his ability to maintain the “all day pace”.
Guide For:Mount Kilimanjaro
- 400+ Ascents of Kilimanjaro by all routes
- 10 years working with Alpine groups
- Mountain First Aid training
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! My wife and I had an amazing time I would use and recommend Alpine Ascents for any and all climbing! And look forward to and we are already planning our next adventure, not sure where and when, but we will keep in touch. We really enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait for our next adventure