The success rate of climbing Kilimanjaro varies depending on the route, tour operator, and individual climber’s physical and mental preparedness. Generally speaking, the overall success rate for climbing Kilimanjaro is estimated to be between 60-70%.

The success rate can be influenced by various factors, including:

  • Acclimatization: The success rate of climbers who take the time to acclimatize properly is much higher than those who try to ascend too quickly.
  • Physical fitness: Climbing Kilimanjaro requires a moderate to high level of physical fitness. Climbers who are in good shape have a higher success rate than those who are not.
  • Altitude sickness: Altitude sickness is the most common reason for failure to summit on Kilimanjaro. Climbers who experience severe symptoms of altitude sickness are typically required to descend to lower altitudes, which can prevent them from reaching the summit.
  • Weather conditions: Unfavorable weather conditions, such as high winds or heavy snowfall, can make climbing conditions difficult or unsafe and may prevent climbers from reaching the summit.
  • Experience and preparation: Climbers who have experience with high-altitude climbing and who have properly prepared for their climb have a higher success rate than those who are inexperienced or ill-prepared.

It’s important to choose a reputable tour operator with experienced guides and a good safety record to increase your chances of success. Proper preparation and training, including physical training, acclimatization, and mental preparation, can also increase your chances of success on Kilimanjaro.