Great Kilimanjaro Videos to Motivate and Inspire you!

Need some motivation? Look no further – check out these Kilimanjaro videos (warning: they are each ~1hr long) – settle down, get a cup of coffee and start watching!

Back when I first climbed Kilimanjaro, there was no such thing as YouTube and I certainly had no idea how to download videos. I had to rely on books and maps to visualize where I was going and what to expect. How times have changed!

Today I’m bringing you some great Kilimanjaro videos for your inspiration. Actually, I’m meant to be out preparing for a hike in New Zealand next month. It’s raining, and I’m feeling lazy.

So if you are feeling a little de-motivated to get up and do your training – or are still wondering whether Kilimanjaro is something you’d like to do – check out these and see the beauty of this great mountain!

You might also like: Beyond the Summit: 19 Kilimanjaro Facts

Let me know in the comments below which one you enjoyed the most.

1. IMAX Kilimanjaro – to the Roof of Africa (2002)

Directed by David Breashears, renowned mountaineer and film maker, this movie is narrated by Tanzanian mountain guide, Jacob Kyungai. The cinematography is spectacular with aerial shots of the stunning views. It also gives some indication of what to expect on the mountain, showing interviews with the climbers, who range from 12 – 64 years of age.

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2.The Roof of Africa with the Machame Route

A cute amateur video made by three Swedish guys who climbed via the Machame Route. It’s subtitled, about an hour long. They seem to have spliced in some shots from other videos, but most of it is just their own account of their climb:

3. Climbing Kilimanjaro with Camels

Watch as Dubai Adventurer Awad Mohammed Majrin and his team get to the Roof of Africa with two camels. After battling red-tape from the authorities, he got permission to take these desert-dwellers to the summit!

4. Kilimanjaro, the Adventure with a Drone

This is a short video of guys climbing the Machame Route, using a drone to film the mountain. Very cool!

So, feeling motivated? Thinking “no way…”? Let me know what you think in the comments below:

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