GPS Waypoints for Kilimanjaro
We have complete waypoint files to all the major routes on Kilimanjaro. You can see a printout of them at the back of the guide book and on the Trailblazer website. (Trailblazer are the publishers of the book.) These waymarks for Kilimanjaro have been collected by us during our time on the mountain. By downloading them onto your computer and then uploading them onto your GPS unit, you should have a fairly decent plot of your trek.
About the waypoints
These Kilimanjaro waypoints were saved in .gdb format using the Mapsource application that comes free with most Garmin units.If you don’t have that programme or are using an apple computer the chances are the download will be gobbledygook. Sorry about that.
The format we have used for these waypoints is known as UTM; the map datum is WGS 84 (37M); you can change both of these on a Garmin GPS by going to ‘Units setup’ on the ‘Settings’ menu, then changing the position format and map datum as necessary.
Note that the ‘name’ of each Kilimanjaro waypoint is actually in two parts. The first part is a figure, and corresponds with the figure given to it in the book. The second part of the name refers to the map in our guidebook on which you will find the waymark. Where the waypoint features on more than one map, each relevant map number is given, separated by a slash (eg Map 5/24).
After the name is a comment – which is a just a very brief description of what is at the waypoint (eg ‘Bridge’, Barranco Huts’, ‘Uhuru Peak’ etc etc).
Any comments on these waypoints and their accuracy will be gratefully received. Thanks.