7 Inspiring Documentaries To Watch Before Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

If you are an aspiring mountaineer and dreaming about Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro then you should watch the documentaries that are made on Kilimanjaro.

To summit, this iconic mountain is something that is on the bucket list of many. Getting prepares physically and enhancing strength and endurance is a must, however, we find that these inspiring stories might help you have a successful Kilimanjaro Trekking Adventure.

Carpe Kilimanjaro (2016)

Carpe Kilimanjaro is an award-winning movie released in 2016. The movie tells a story about a one man's ascension of a mountain and his metaphorical ascension to fatherhood, in the face of his own father's Alzheimer's diagnosis. 

Crape Kilimanjaro is a personal story Alzheimer's disease where the patient lost his/her memory and other important mental functions. The story tells all about hope, courage, and love.

We highly recommend watching Crape Kilimanjaro once before your Kilimanjaro Trekking that will boost your positivity. 

Kilimanjaro (2013)

Written and directed by Walter Strafford the movie was released on August 12, 2013. This total of 80 minute’s movie tells an incredible journey of a man who decides to climb Kilimanjaro after a failed relationship.

The story tells where a 30 years man Doug Collins was frustrated with both his love life and carrier one day broke-up with his girlfriend. At that point, he met his grandfather who was old and fighting with his life. Seeing his weakened condition the Dough took a pledge to make his everyday count.

The dough then decides to climb Kilimanjaro and starts his training to enhance his physical endurance.  He meets an athlete extrovert Yvonne who helps him prepare for his training.

Don’t miss this movie before going for Kilimanjaro Trekking; gather enthusiasm and positive vibes from this story.

The Snows Of Kilimanjaro (2011)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro is a French film released in 2011 was premiered in the Un Certain Regard at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film was directed and written by Robert Guédiguian that won the audience award at Silver Spike at the Valladolid International Film Festival.

The story of the film revolves around a couple Michel and Marie-Claire, who have been in love in 30 years and happily spending time with children and grandchildren.

On his 30th marriage anniversary, he and his wife were gifted with money and ticket to Tanzania for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and spending some adventurous moments with each other. 

However, the dream scattered as they were tied and robbed Christophe; a young boy who was taking care of his 2 younger brothers. This beautiful film was cast by Jean-Pierre Darroussin as Michel and Ariane Ascaride as Marie-Claire is another beautiful film to watch before Climbing Kilimanjaro.

Beyond Limits(2010)

Directed by Kent Bassett, Beyond Limits is an exceptionally inspiring film released in 2010. The story revolves around a person Bonner Paddock, who was born with cerebral palsy. How he overcame his fear and physical challenges and climbed the 5,895m high peak.

With just a few months of training how Paddock achieved the summit of Kilimanjaro with having cerebral palsy. Despite a weak lower body, spastic leg muscles, no sense of balance and zero climbing experience Paddock he completed Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing in just 8 days.

 Conquering Kilimanjaro with Angie Everhart (2009)

The movie Conquering Kilimanjaro with Angie Everheart is a story of Angie Everhart’s journey of Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak of Africa.  Angie is a supermodel and environmental activist who decided to fulfill her dreams to see the receding glaciers before they're gone forever.

She started her journey with the mountaineering crew of guides and porters. It took her 7 days to reach the beautiful landscape on the earth. See a glimpse of her journey, fight with AMS and a battle of Willingness.

Volcano Above the Clouds (2003)

Written and directed by Hugh Thomson, Nova - Volcano above the Clouds: Kilimanjaro, Africa's Tallest Mountain is an iconic documentary to watch. If you are planning for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro you shouldn’t miss this 60 minutes documentary film.

These 60 minutes will take you to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro from the foothill and you can have a good view of the mountain, its real view, climates, and melting glaciers.

Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa (2002)

Written by Mose Richards and directed by David Breashears; Kilimanjaro- to the roof of Africa is the journey of a band of trekkers. Explore how they have faced the challenges, the extreme climatic condition, and acute mountain sickness while on the journey of climbing this rugged peak.

Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and it is a dream peak for many mountaineers. Being one of the front liner trekking operators we at “Ascend Tanzania” try to gather as much information we can to help our aspiring trekkers. If you are planning for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro then the above-listed movies will help to enrich your enthusiasm.

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