COMPLETED SEPTEMBER 2011
The extinct volcano of Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most recognisable peaks. It rises dramatically above the dusty East African plains with the impressive snow-capped summit awarding awe-inspiring views of this magnificent landscape.
“Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain-tops are within reach.” John Muir
It is the highest top to bottom flight out of all the summits, where you land at the town of Moshi.
GPS CO-ORDINATES: S3 04.585 E37 21.240
ALTITUDE: 5895m / 19340 feet
BEST TIME OF YEAR: / August / September /December / January
TIME TO CLIMB: Days - 5/8
FRIENDS: Marianne Schwankhart, Kyle O'Donahue, Andrew Smith, Linda Wilimsa, Alistar Steuart, Guy Pitman, James Braid, Jeremy Holdcraft and many others....
PARAGLIDING: Pierre has flown from the mountain 4 times, 2 Tandems, and 1 Solo from the summit, and once from the" School hut" at 5000m, with his involvement in "paraglidekilimanjaro", there will be many more times to come.
TIMES COMPLETED: 2011 Sept, 2017 Sept, 2018 July, 2019 Oct. ( with Mark Sedon and the KFC crew unfortunately the wind was to strong this time round )
1970's Rudi Kischasi - Hang glider
1980's Bill Moyes and his son Steve Moyes - Hang glider
1987 - 1st Paragliders - Christine Janin and Catherine Destivelle
1999 Jan. - Zebulon Roche and Claire Be
2011 Sep. - First legal flight - Andrew Smith, Pierre Carter and Chris Lotter
Since the first legal flights many more have taken place with various operators. "Paraglidekilimanjaro" - now takes parties, with many successful flights to their name.