Ascent to Kilimanjaro-Gilman's Point on 2008-08-14
|Date:||Thursday, August 14, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Kilimanjaro - Gilman's Point|
| Elevation:||5791 m / 19000 ft|
| Remaining Elevation:||104 m / 341 ft (1% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportPerfectly fine until rushed up the last day, I think the guides wanted us at the summit for sunrise. I started to get sick at around 19000 and couldn't go more then a few feet before wanting or attempting to vomit. I am going to go back and reach the summit! Did pretty well considering it was the first mountain I have ever climbed and that I smoke a pack a day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Guide, Porters, Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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