Maria João Paixão Coentro (Portugal) – Successful summit attempt on 27 November 2019 Standard package – 7 day Machame route

From my initial contact with Nikki in the office to our climbing adventure everything was great. Nikki in the office was always prompt in responding to my many emails, doubts and questions. The tips given particularly for the 8 weeks fitness program, gear and assurance were very important for our experience.

The hike was simply amazing besides the raining period we choose to go. Our guides Johny, Massa and James were very friendly, helpful and always pushing us to move forward (in safety!) in particularly during summit night to achieve our summit goal. All the logistic was perfect, porters and cooker were always taking care of everything to make our experience great besides the wet conditions on this raining period.

The food was always abundant and varied, and the tents and our private toilet were always in order. We chose the standard package of the 7 days Machame route and everything fits my expectations. It is The 7 days of hike were a tremendous experience and a daily enjoyment, but of course the summit night with all the adversities (cold, fatigue, lack of oxygen) and the arrival to the top of Africa was a lifetime unique moment, that couldn’t be possible without the support of the guides and the all team support.