The people and the guides were absolutely awesome. I can’t say enough about the guides. They were the highest caliber I have ever climbed with. They did the best glacier and crevasse rescue overview I have done since my initial course. They showed patience and worked with everyone to help them understand techniques in the ways that made sense to them.
Every aspect of the program was a strength, with the greatest strength being our guide. Additionally, the Tanzanian crew was incredibly kind, helpful, and seemed genuinely dedicated to our success. Having the portable bathroom at our lunch stops and overnight made the trip that much more enjoyable and felt luxurious. I can’t think of any weaknesses to the program. I would not only highly recommend Alpine Ascents to others who want to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro, but my wife and I are very much considering additional trips with your team in the future.
My partner and I were incredibly satisfied with every aspect of the expedition. From the guide, to the Tanzanian crew, to the accommodations and meals, the entire expedition was incredibly enjoyable and exceeded our expectations. On a scale of 1-10, everything was a 10! I would go anywhere in the world with you.
It was without a doubt the most enjoyable expedition I have been a part of. From the beginning to end, the level of competency, attention to detail, knowledge base, and guideship was top notch. Not only was the western guide a pillar of knowledge, the Tanzanian crew were clearly a cut above the other outfits crews.
Our guides made the eight day course a success by committing to an agenda each day and making sure that students felt engaged. Even on those tough weather days, both guides worked with the conditions they had and pull off a successful course. They made additional efforts at night to break the ice with the group over hot drinks and dinner, and told stories about climbing that put all of our training into perspective.
Well organized with a strong focus on taking care of the client while on climbs as well as ensuring the client has everything they need when not on a climb. This was our first time climbing with AAI and this climb, and it was pretty luxurious!
I definitely enjoyed this expedition. The guides were friendly and top-notch, the logistics were smooth, the country is beautiful, the accommodations were very nice, and the climbing was fun!
Our Kilimanjaro climb exceeded expectations on every dimension: our phenomenal guides, our Tanzanian crew, the wisdom/patience/expertise to manage our large group, the food, tenting, gear list and preparations advice. Our guides ensured we had a safe, exciting, healthy and collaborative experience on the mountain and were conducive to unexpectedly wonderful connections among the group and the team.
The course was very high quality and covered a range of skills that would make me feel much more comfortable on future climbs. I felt like both our guides wanted the climbers to learn and they effectively conveyed the knowledge they had. They also took the time to patiently work with climbers that needed a bit of extra attention.
The expedition was an amazing experience. Everything I could’ve expected and more. Great leaders. Couldn’t have asked for better people to support us in this endeavor. All of them were able to clearly and succinctly pass on knowledge, experience, and tips for us to succeed in the mountains. They are great people. And I am happy to call them my friends. The office staff was helpful and provided guidance to prepare me for the upcoming trip. The website and course materials were easy to navigate. Food was to notch, and probably the best backcountry food I’ve ever had. The trip was an well oiled machine. No big complaints from me.