I climbed the Western Breach with Wilbert and the rest of the Kiliwarriors in June 2009. From the start of our journey at Londorossi Gate, to our summiting and our night sleeping in the crater, and back down again, the whole team of selfless porters, cooks, and guides (18 crew in total for 3 climbers!) made the experience the trip of a lifetime.

My most lasting memories of the climb are the porters dancing, playing cards (a local Tanzanian game of course) with the guides and porters, the amazing fresh food, playing frisbee at Sheffield Camp, and of course most of all the great company and stellar views.

The Western Breach route was definitely the way to go since after Day 2 we had the whole side of the mountain to ourselves! And the Kiliwarriors climb itinerary, with a rest day, gave us the best chance at reaching our goal of climbing Kili – which all three of us did.