The dusty descent from Gilman’s Point to the Kibo Huts campsite on Mount Kilimanjaro. Picture: Alamy

Climbing Kilimanjaro: the good, bad and ugly sides to conquering Africa’s highest peak

September is not only the best time to summit the 5,895-metre mountain, it is also the most popular, so choose your route carefully to avoid the crowds

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The dusty descent from Gilman’s Point to the Kibo Huts campsite on Mount Kilimanjaro. Picture: Alamy
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Tim Pile

Tim Pile

Tim Pile has written more than 300 travel articles for the South China Morning Post. He has been to over 100 countries and has a Master’s degree in Tourism Environment and Development.