Alex Jm Loilole was born into a farming family on the slopes of Mt Meru. A 2010 graduate of Kenya Utalii College, he has been leading on Kilimanjaro since 2005 and has been to the summit of Kilimanjaro over 100 times. He has completed National Outdoor Leadership School mountaineering training course on Mt. Kenya and is also Wilderness First Responder-certified. In 2008 Alex Jm Loilole assisted in the Kilimanjaro film, shot in Tanzania, and also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro round trip in 18 hours! He speaks fluent English.