The Gallery of the Greats who made it to the summit
Jolanda Coster, Bart-Jan Schoone, Bart Schoone and Bas Stuurwold were on top!
Jolanda: “What a top week we had. We have endured, laughed, been emotional, eaten good food, seen beautiful things, grumbled, and had insane respect for our guides Joseph, John and Robert and the rest of the crew. To top it off, we were on Uhuru Peak at 8.10am. A week to never forget!”
Esther Christenhuis and Aniek Nijhuis stood on the top!
Esther: “It is special to be able and allowed to hike such a week. It became a trip never to forget! Thank you for organising it.”
Belgian David Meartens sent in his video of his ascent.
Anny and Jos Schepens made it to the top!
Anny: “Jos and I both made it. It was a huge experience. We had a great time with a fine and sociable group. Our guide Henri led us superbly to the summit and had a great sense of responsibility. He made sure everything went smoothly with his nice, sweet group of people. A great thing to look back on with a good feeling. We enjoyed it immensely.”
Michael, Chris, Veerle, Mirjam, Frits, Jeroen and Gerrit made it to the top at 6:15am.
George Spiler and his friends stood at the summit:
“Much of the appeal lies in the personal satisfaction, having successfully harnessed your best strengths against the impersonal mountain mass The Kilimanjaro. Despite the tough climb, both physically and emotionally, it was an experience to remember. We stood on the roof of Africa: Nico Bemelmans, Marcel Heckmans, Pablo Korver, Arthur van der Pluym, Bert Russel, Jos Russel, Ton Sijstermans and George Spiler.”
Bram Bos his reigenote Erik made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro.
“It was a wonderful trip. Everything was arranged perfectly. The on-site club was helpful and made sure everything went well and was clear. The guides (Nicholaus and Shan) were very competent – as were the rest of the crew that went with us on the mountain. I can look back on one of the most spectacular and unforgettable weeks of my life.”
Theo van Eijsden stood at the summit!
“It was fantastic!”
Freddie and Arjan made it to the top!
Freddie Werink: “Both Arjan and I made it and we are happy with that. The hotel (both eating and sleeping), guides, cook, porters and especially server Leonard were excellent!”
Robert and Jan Rohaan were on Uhuru Peak at 06.00.
Jan: “It was an unforgettable moment and a euphoric experience, thanks in part to our unsurpassed guide King William.”
Peter Jansma made it to the top!
“It was great to witness this experience. What a fantastic route and great views at the top. An experience never to forget!”
Herwin Jansen and friends.
“We also made it to the top of Kilimanjaro! What an experience!”
Bram, Siem and Joep Dingemans stood at the summit!
Simon Hoogenkamp made it to the top!
“During the climb you wonder why you are doing it, but once at the top you forget the pain and nausea. The view was breathtaking.”
Johan Langbroek and Kees Kleijn reached the summit!
Johan: “06:50h at the top of the Kili. We had to work hard for it but what a great experience!!!”
Joy Somers made it to the summit!
“I made it to the top!”
Jill Sachs reached the summit during a private climb.
“This was an unreal experience!”
Guy and Gina, Luc and Martine DeWitte stood at the summit.
Guy: “Was it cold? Yes! But god, how beautiful it was!”
Merijn and Irene stood at the summit!
Irene: “After five super beautiful days of hiking and sometimes a bit of scrambling, we then reached the summit on the sixth day at 7.15am with our two good guides Hugho and Sharime after a final tough ordeal! A great experience to never forget! Thanks for the great organisation.”
Frans, Ans, Erik and Marinus van Schijndel reached the summit!
Susanne Beentje “together with my dad” Jan Beentjes made it to the top:
Susanne: “We have reached the summit of kilimanjaro!!! We had an incredibly good time and enjoyed it immensely. It was a great ending to my five-month stay in Tanzania! We had a nice group and really reached the summit together as a team, really super. We were also extremely satisfied with the guide, the cook, and all the porters”
This was an Expedition Kilimanjaro group of 15 participants and everyone made it to the top!
Guido Schouw: “Conclusion: absolutely worth it, unforgettable, don’t underestimate altitude sickness, porters and Dr Ranjit are heroes! And the fantastic Lei (far left) at the top of Kilimanjaro, 68 years old and an example to us all!”
68-year-old Lei Stroucken was a participant.
Lei: “For me, the climb, was an ultimate boyhood dream, which has now been realised. Grateful and very much in awe and appreciation of the guide aid guides and porters, I was allowed to get to know the beautiful country of Tanzania and the amazing people who live there. The guide was great to us and without him many a climber would not have made it. In awe and respect, I will enjoy these tremendous experiences in my mind for a long time to come.
Also a word of thanks to you, Ramon, for still making it possible for me. The group was very good. All highly motivated people with character. I was happy to be there.”
Ben ten Broek and Jan Dekker reached the summit at 7am!
“Stayed at the top for at least 15 minutes and then started the trek back to the ‘base camp at 4600 metres. Had left base camp at 11pm and reached the summit at around 7am. Back in camp at 11am, so more or less walked for 12 hours at a stretch. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Bob Holdsworth and Peter Baxter were not cold!
“Not everyone does this to us quickly. We found it nice and warm at the summit, haha! It was a sunny day!”
Joost and Marie-Anne Hoffland stood at 7.10am at the summit!
“This was our honeymoon which included climbing Kilimanjaro. Unforgettable!”
Ian Stephens was also at the summit!
“I made it via the Machame Route at the age of 66 and after a 42-month battle with cancer.”
Ben Jassin and Dennis Lauwers made it to the top :
“At 6.15am we made it to the top! It was freezing cold and there was a strong wind. Tired and fulfilled, we enjoyed the beautiful view!”
Madelon and Jan Dekker stood there:
“In one word: FANTASTIC!”
Susanne Beentjes and her father Jan Beentjes made it to the top:
“We had an incredibly good time and enjoyed it immensely. It was a great end to my five-month stay in tanzania! We had a nice group and really reached the summit together as a team, really super. We were also thickly satisfied with the guide, the cook, and all the porters.”
Read Susanne’s detailed account of her experiences on her blog!
Ramon Fliek was in on the summit:
“I was there at 4am. We climbed up really fast in four hours. At the summit, it was -30 degrees. The view was… dark… but it had a huge kick.”
André van Wingerden made it to the summit:
Serge de Wekker also made it to the top:
“”I was there in the afternoon, so that was nice and warm.”
Vincent Verhagen peaked:
“At 7am sharp.”
Miranda de Jager did it:
Irma Goipie was on top on !