Just a set of links pointing back to the whole series of my trip report for my Seven Summits Quest - first in the series, Kilimanjaro Jan 1 2010 at 6:45 AM followed by a summary with trip advice for those who want to pursue their own Seven Summits Dream.
Day Zero - Arrival
Day One - Morning Leave Machame Gate
Day One - Afternoon Arrive Machame Camp
Day Two Arrive Shira Camp
Day Three Arrive Baranco Camp
Day Four Arrive Karanga Camp
Day Five Arrive Barafu Camp
Day Six Summit Day
Day Six and Seven Descend to Mweka Camp and out.
Kilimanjaro Closing Thoughts and Advice
I end with advice for future climbers about some of the negative aspects of hiring local guides and possible ways to deal with it.