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Snow conditions

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Snow conditions

Hi all,

Just enquiring if anyone has accurate knowledge of current conditions from Gillman point to summit ?

We're at the point where we need to order crampons now in order for them to arrive before we depart for a June 30 climb .

We've been following the forecasts for snowfall amounts , and if they're accurate , there must already be 2 metres fallen. Can this be accurate ? 😬

Thank you for any info

👍

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1. Re: Snow conditions

Hello, Tanzania National Parks manages 16 National Parks including Mount Kilimanjaro

Has issued status of Snow and what precaution to take. You can read direct from Tanzania Parks resource URL.

Read on headlines: Slippery ice on Mount Kilimanjaro summit trails

http://tanzaniaparks.go.tz

I reply on behalf of Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris Co.Ltd ...Trustworthy and recommended at TripAdvisor

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2. Re: Snow conditions

Thank you for your reply. We had seen this notice from the National Park Authority. I was really after a first hand report from guides or climbers who'd been to summit in last few days . Difficult to judge whether there's deep snow requiring crampons , or just packed ice which may just require intermediate type grip devices.

Thanks for your reply though.

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3. Re: Snow conditions

Okay Orob

We notice your comment

Snow is not big issue to worry about, I can tell you experience, below is example from trip organized by Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris Co.Ltd

In May 2018 last Month, when rain was just ending, A group of students from BYU (Brigham Young University from Utah) climbed Kilimanjaro through Northern circuit 9 days. Group had 12 people and 11 went to Summit Kilimanjaro successful through Barafu Camp. So if you use Machame, Lemosho or Northern circuit, that is fine.

We carried ice axe, while climbers had their Mountain boots

It is better you carry Crampons as precaution though

And That Notice from Tanzania parks is precaution, there is No danger reported soonest

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4. Re: Snow conditions

Thank you for taking the time reply .

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5. Re: Snow conditions

We have been telling all of our clients to bring YakTrax or Microspikes. The conditions are icy right now. Be safe.

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6. Re: Snow conditions

Hello,

I summitted on the May 29 and definitely recommend ice cleats. I didn't need them on the way up, but on the way down, it was very slippery. I brought my own cleats (Korkers ice cleats) and they were a godsend! My guide was struggling hardcore to maintain solid footing. Regular ice cleats seem to work fine as the snow was so set up that your feet don't sink in at all. The small cleats provide just enough traction. They seem pretty light-weight as well. Your guide service should be able to provide crampons, but mine didn't bring them and therefore really glad that I had my own.

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