About Altezza Travel
Headquartered in the foothills of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Altezza Travel is committed to organizing safe, comfortable and enjoyable trekking adventures and wildlife safaris. The fusion of personalized customer care, rich expertise, profound experience and modern vision constitute the foundation of our vision.
Personalized customer care.
We have no standardized approach to tour planning. Though strict operations protocols are in force at Altezza to ensure your safety and comfort, each adventure with Altezza is crafted individually. From your first email to the final goodbye, your personal wildlife consultant will be taking care of your travel arrangements, heeding all of your wildlife fancies.
Trip report: the first BASE jump from the Mount Kilimanjaro
The First Base Jump from The Mount Kilimanjaro
On February 9, 2015 Valerii Rozov, a world-famous BASE jumper from Russia was the first to have jumped from the highest point of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro.
The expedition was organized by Red Bull was in cooperation with Altezza Travel. The ascent started early in the morning on 4 February 2015, on the Umbwe route which begins from the south-east slope of Mount Kilimanjaro and goes through all climate zones, from rainforests to glacial fields.
A successful base jump requires not only experience and skills, but also favorable weather conditions. We have chosen February as one of the warmest months in Tanzania.
Stefan Siegrist breaks the new highlinE record on Mount Kilimanjaro!
Accompanied by a professional wildlife photographer Thomas Senf and the guides of Altezza Travel, Stephan Siegrist from Switzerland became the first person in the world to perform a successful highlining in the summit area of Mount Kilimanjaro, setting the new world record!
This expedition was planned at the end of 2015. While Thomas and Stephan were preparing for this unprecedented act of sportsmanship, Altezza Travel was responsible for getting all necessary permissions from the Kilimanjaro National Park administration, and appointing the most accomplished Kilimanjaro climbing professionals to assist the two adventurers. On June 15 we transported the crew to Shira 2 Camp (3,700 m), from where Stephan and Thomas, accompanied by the 3 guides, camp manager, cook and 12 porters started their mountaineering adventures. At Arrow Glacier point (4,600 m), the team made a base camp.
HIGHLINING RECORD ON MOUNT KILIMANJARO
On the next day, Thomas and Stephan resumed their ascent. This time they were accompanied by the most experienced guides only, because climbing on Western Breach Route is fraught with rockfalls and other natural dangers.
HIGHLINING RECORD ON MT KILIMANJARO – STEFAN SIEGRIST
Although Stephan and Thomas found a suitable place rather quickly, the team, nevertheless, faced some difficulties. The battery of one of the drills (which was necessary to make holes for fixing the ropes) failed to function. The team had no other options, but to send one of the porters down in order to get a replacement. In addition to that, Stephan later told that anchoring the highline in the volcanic rock was really challenging. A single mistake could have declared end of the project. Fortunately, the team faced no other difficulties and all other project parts were realized successfully.