Saul Kyara

    Saul Kyara

    Lead Tanzanian Guide

    Saul was born in the Arusha region and grew up in Moshi at the foot of Kilimanjaro, where he completed his school studies. He has a family of 5 children and a lovely wife of 20 years. He completed his primary education in 1996 and his secondary education in 2000. He has studied tourism and wildlife management at Mweka Wildlife College and holds a class A certification in mountain guiding from Mweka College. Saul began his work on Kilimanjaro in 2004 as a porter, reaching the top over 50 times as a summit porter from 2004-2006. In 2006 Saul was awarded his guide license and has been guiding on Kilimanjaro since. Saul has 20 years experience on Kilimanjaro with more than 200 summits and has been working with Alpine Ascents for more than 5 years.

    Significant Ascents

    200+ summits of Kilimanjaro by all routes
    5+ years working with Alpine Ascents groups
    Wilderness First Responder Certified

    The level of care from our guide and the local team was outstanding. The incredible logistics and coordination needed to pull it off are simply hard to imagine. Well done AAI. From a returning customer who was impressed many years ago, you’ve managed to get even better.

    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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