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Julius lives with his wife and four children (3 boys and 1 girl) in Marangu Village near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. He is part of the Chagga Tribe and has been guiding for 25 years. He studied at the College of African Wildlife Management in Mweka, and has a deep knowledge of the mountain, animals and cultures of Tanzania and the wider region. Julius has climbed in the United States and the United Kingdom, where he completed his Mountain Leadership Training. Julius has summited Mount Kilimanjaro an astonishing 321 times!