Kilimanjaro Mountain Coach

 Welcome to YOUR Kilimanjaro Adventure…

Coaching to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? Many wonder what the added value of good personal guidance is before you head to Tanzania.

On average, only 1 climber out of 2 reaches the top of Africa’s highest mountain. This can of course differ from route to route. Don’t be fooled by booking with an organization that claims a success rate of 98% or more. This means that 98% of their expeditions make it up to the summit, but not that 98% of their customers achieve this goal.

The guides reach the summit, but are you still with the guides?”

Since I climbed Kilimanjaro for the first time in 2007, I have successfully reached Uhuru Peak several times via different routes. But I have also failed over the years: sometimes due to circumstances, sometimes due to misjudgment or poor preparation. It is my opinion that as a coach you can provide a better service to your clients if you can include your own failure in your coaching process to prevent others from making the same mistakes. It is not a guarantee that you will reach the top if you get support from me, but the chance that you will make it will be considerably higher.

For several years I have been working as a coach in Belgium & The Netherlands for the ‘Kilimanjaro Experience’ program. The success ratio is well over 80%. A result that proves that thorough coaching of climbers has a positive impact on your chances to be successful.

Something for you?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I feel confident enough to embark on an expedition at altitude?
  • Do you have the right gear for your climb?
  • Do you know what your preparation should be like?
  • Do you know how an expedition on Kilimanjaro works?
  • Do you know how to get the most out of your experience?

If the answer is ‘no‘ to one or more questions, read on …

My coaching is specifically developed for adventurous people who have little or no experience climbing mountains. People who have Kilimanjaro on their ‘bucket list’, who see this as a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ or who accept this challenge to celebrate a special event. If you recognize yourself in one of these situations, this program is 100% made for you.

“If you pay peanuts, you get… monkeys!”

Before you book a climb at your local travel agency check and double check if the following questions can be answered properly:

  • Do I stay in Moshi or Arusha? Which is the closest to the ‘gate’ of my chosen route?
  • Is my local tour operator a member of the Tanzania Travel Association?
  • Is there, in case of an emergency, oxygen, a hyperbaric tent and satellite  phone available?
  • Does the local tour operator work with its own guides & staff or do they hire free lancers?
  • Is there a private toilet for my party or do we use the public toilets?
  • Do I walk in a private team or not?

So many items that have to be checked before you embark on an expedition on Mount Kilimanjaro. I can help you with your expedition, before you book and after you have booked. The price can be very low, the services you will receive will be of the same level!

Sign Up?

After signing up and paying you will receive the digital book ‘Kilimanjaro Best Practice’. There are hundreds of books on how to climb Kilimanjaro, sometimes 400 pages thick. Is that useful? Maybe as an additional source of information but as an inexperienced climber you want the information you need, which is useful to you and which increases your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak keeping in mind that your safety and well-being must be the number 1 priority at all times!

On top of that you are welcome to contact me via email for posing additional questions, to share your concerns with me and to use my knowledge to increase your chances. A half-hour conversation via Skype is also included. I am also available for a post climb debrief.

It is my goal and passion as a Kilimanjaro Mountain coach to listen to you, question you and challenge you, as well as advise and support you properly so that your trip can become an unforgettable experience.

                                                                  Welcome – Karibu!

Wim De Backer

Kilimanjaro Mountain Coach



Services included:

  • Digital Book ‘Mount Kilimanjaro Best           Practice’
  • Unlimited Email communication
  • 30 minute Skype call


Consultation available at 50USD per hour,      1 hour minimum. (Via Skype)

Group Coaching Available at reduced price.


A one-time investment for your climb!

The ‘Kilimanjaro Mountain Coach’

Only 160€ per person – 6 months coaching

(Local Taxes included)