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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.


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

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:


By Bob Coomber | May 24th, 2007

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.

By Eric Edmeades | September 2nd, 2007

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.

And, he is going again soon!,+05:45+AM


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