Since 1861, there were so many people who tried to climb the Mount Kilimanjaro but couldn’t succeed because Kilimanjaro climbing is not that easy. In 1861, the Prussian Officer Baron Karl Klaus von Decken accompanied by English geologist R. Thornton, made a first attempt of Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro but they failed to climb the mountain they only manage to go 8,200 feet above the ground.
In December 1862, Von Der Decken tried, for the second time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Otto Kersten and they reached a height of 14,000 feet. Many other people tried Kilimanjaro climbing but couldn’t succeed.
Success Stories Of Climbers
For many, Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is the experience of a lifetime. It’s also a fairly big investment and you, therefore, need to understand your chances of actually reaching the summit and which routes give you the best chance at doing that.
The first people to climb and have reached the summit of the Mount Kilimanjaro were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889.
In the year 1887, Hans Meyer reached the lower edge of the smallest volcanic cone Kibo, and that was his first attempt at Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. But he failed, to go up and he had to turn back because he had lack of equipment and food to suffice the cold weather and the ice. After the failure in his first attempt, Hans Meyer planned for the second attempt with Oscar Baumann, a cartographer, but the mission was aborted after the pair were held prisoner and ransomed during the Abushiri Revolt which was an insurrection in 1888-1889 by the Arab and Swahili.
In 1889, Meyer returned to climb, Mount Kilimanjaro with the Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller and it was his third attempt. This time he succeeded in Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. After three days, on Purtscheller's 40th birthday, they reached the highest summit on the southern rim of the crater.
Some Motivating Songs For Your Playlist
Listening to good music can motivate you during adventure time. Music is a good motivator, and it can boost your performance. So what you need, are some good songs which can boost your performance. Here is the list of some songs which can boost your performance while Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro,
- Passenger – Scare Away the Dark
- Stereophonics – Long Way Round
- The Dixie Chicks – Taking a Long Way Around
- Eddie Vedder – Guaranteed
- Eli Young Band – so close now
- Israel Kamakawiwo ole – Over the rainbow/what a wonderful world
- Modest mouse – The world at large
- Sugarland – Flyaway
- U2 – It’s a beautiful day
- Phil Collins – on my way
- Bar Luhrmann – sunscreen
Inspirational Mountain Quotes
- “Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley”
- “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing”
- “The best view comes after the hardest climb”
- “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”
Top 3 Movies About Kilimanjaro
These are some movies which are based on the people’s journey in Mount Kilimanjaro which will inspire you and motivate you in life.
- Beyond Limits this movie got 6.5/10 IMDb review. Beyond Limits is a terrific documentary that chronicles the attempt of Bonner Paddock, a man, afflicted with cerebral palsy, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Kilimanjaro: To The Roof Of Africa, this movie got 6.7/10 IMDb review.
- The Snows Of Kilimanjaro, this movie got 6.2/10 IMDb review.
Life’s Greatest Competitor And Motivator Is The One Inside Your Head
Sometimes life’s greatest competitor and motivator is not the person next to you, but the one inside your head. If you want to get success, then, first of all, you need to fight over your fear and anxiety. Sometimes the biggest incidence in your life makes you strong and motivates you to do your job as it boosts your performance. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will be exciting and easy if you get motivated and get some competitor in your journey. Hans Meyer is the first person who succeeded in Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, he had faced a lot of problems, difficulties, and failure but he eventually overcomes that and finally, in his third attempt he succeeds in Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
So these are some few things which will motivate you and inspire you to climb the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, but one thing you should always keep in your mind is that you and your mind is the best motivator for yourself and you can motivate yourself as well as you can boost your performance. So physically as well as mentally be prepared before Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
So if you plan to visit and Climb Mount Kilimanjaro then you must take a local guide with you or find a good travelling company like Kilele Climb, this will be safe and affordable.