Mount Kilimanjaro is with 5895 metres the highest mountain on the African continent and also the highest freestanding mountain in the world and is formed by three volcanoes. Although Kilimanjaro is in the tropics, not far from the equator, the mountain houses a range of climate zones. On Kilimanjaro climbers travel from the tropics to the pole and back again. On the mountain slopes there are coffee plantations and maize and bananas is being grown. Higher up is the tropical rainforest.
This mountain has several routes to the summit. The longer technical routes are better to acclimatize. The success rate is determined by the shape you are in and the conditions that you create yourself around the expedition. With the latter we mean reducing altitude sickness, in this struggle you may try the drug Diamox.
Another method to increase your chances of success is to acclimatize at height. This can take a few days extra time and consequently make the trip more expensive, but the chance of success is much greater.
Good equipment is a major contributor to the achievement of reaching the summit. Here it is important to bring a good sleeping bag (-10° C) with mattress, thermal underwear, gloves, hat, goggles, sunscreen etc.
Prior to your climb you will receive a detailed list of materials and a workshop, in order to prepare you as well as possible for the climb and to increase your success rate.