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WheelChair Up Kilimanjaro


Could someone in a wheelchair make it up Kilimanjaro was a questions that I received today.

Well, to be honest, I haven’t seen it or heard of it before, but Kilimanjaro is one of the mountains where can do about anything. At the least, I think if you took the Marangu route, and had a couple spare porters, you could probably make it to Kibo Hut, which is the last hut before the summit on the Marangu Route. At that point, I am not sure, but at the least, this guy could make it a few days up the mountain and see the spectacular views.

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By Peter Baxter | Permalink | 3 comments | June 14th, 2006
Tags: Climber Profiles, Kilimanjaro, Marangu Route, Opinion, WheelChairs
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By neil messenger | January 26th, 2007
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I am a wheelchair user and looking at the possibility of doing this myself.

It has been done before. You might want to take a look at:

http://www.newdisability.com/videos.htm

and

http://www.climbingkilimanjaro.com/dec_newsletter.html

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By Bob Coomber | May 24th, 2007
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Almost a year after the original post, I get wind of this! I know it\’s been done, but can\’t say who was first, or last for that matter. I would be there in a second if I had sponsorship – otherwise, it\’s a financially oppressive trip from the SF Bay Area to Kili. I climb all over the Sierra Nevada and dang near everywhere I can, usually solo or with a minimal group. Highest so far is 13,800 or so, a very easy Mt Barcroft (White Mtns, CA). Will try Shasta late this summer (\’07), if time permits.

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By Eric Edmeades | September 2nd, 2007
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Yes, it has been done before…

Bern Goosen, from South Africa has made two attempts. His first saw him all the way to the top.

http://www.climbingkilimanjaro.com/images/k-wheelsL.jpg

And, he is going again soon!

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=ind_focus.story&STORY=/www/story/08-27-2007/0004651552&EDATE=MON+Aug+27+2007,+05:45+AM

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