The one thing about our guide, Joseph, is that he was always smoking during our breaks. He’s been porting for years and the mountain doesn’t affect him at all.

The day we summited started at 3AM to make sunrise. We were a little too quick up and had stop 20m from the top to time our summit with sunrise at 6:30AM (side note: the sun pretty much always raises and sets at 6:30 AM/PM everyday) and while the three of us were hugging to stay warm behind a rock that was blocking the wind, Joseph was just sitting and smoking. Nothing phases him, a totally cool guide. Seriously, if you’re gonna climb Kili or Mt Kenya, or do anything in that neighbourhood, drop him a line: 254-7-2165-9907.