Mount Kilimanjaro is one of Africa’s most recognizable icons. Its snowy peak towers above the surrounding landscape is the highest mountain of Africa. It is even possible to climb this unique mountain, but it is considered hard and difficult. There are various routes available, although the Machame Route is the most beautiful and most popular one. This multi-day trip will take you through landscapes with different vegetation such as lush rainforests, rocky landscapes and alpine deserts. You’ll get incredible views along the way, including glaciers and unforgettable sunsets and sunrises. If you manage to reach Uhuru Peak, you’ll be rewarded with some of the world’s most beautiful views and unique experiences that you’ll never forget.
El Capitan is a rock formation within California’s Yosemite national park. It is an extremely popular location for climbers and mountaineers. The Yosemite National Park is located in the Sierra Nevada and it is known for its mighty waterfalls, raging rivers, sequoia trees, and granite rock formations. El Capitan is a 914 meters high granite rock formation. The size of a huge apartment complex. There are a number of climbable sides with over 70 different climbing routes of various degrees in difficulty. To conquer this wall, multiple advanced climbing techniques will have to be used. And scaling the walls towards the top will take many days and is only for the most dedicated climbers. Nevertheless, just being in the nearby surroundings of this magnificent natural formation is inspiring.
What you need to use during a route depends on the route. And unless you are a very experienced climber, most climbs are done with a guide or instructor. It is highly recommended a guide is used when visiting climbing locations as a beginner as you will be assured of a good experience and you’ll receive suitable support material and proper guidance. Professional instructors can tell you all about the ins and outs of a particular route and they can teach you the necessary techniques needed to reach your goal and how you can safely finish a route.