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Female footballers set to break record on Kilimanjaro

In June 2017 two international all-women soccer teams will look to play a 90-minute match on a temporary pitch just below the summit of Kilimanjaro. If they succeed, they will break the world record for the highest altitude football match. The players include former Canada international Sasha Andrews, Germany World [...]

Africa’s tallest tree found on Kilimanjaro

The tallest tree in Africa was recently discovered in a remote valley on Kilimanjaro, reaching a whopping 81,5 metres in height.  The tree, of the Entandrophragma excelsum species, is one of the few giant specimens ever identified on the African continent. A team of German scientists had used laser instruments [...]

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How Safe is Kili? An Update

Back in July, highly-regarded South African race car driver Gugu Zulu died while trying to summit Kilimanjaro with the Trek4Mandela fundraising expedition. Zulu's sad death has reignited the longstanding debate as to how safe it is to climb the highest freestanding mountain the world. None of us operators working on [...]

Sitole to take young Khayelitsha women to new heights

Surprisingly, climbing mountains is nothing new for Monde Sitole, a resident of Cape Town's sprawling Khayelitsha township. At the end of July, the 26-year-old South African adventurer and social entrepreneur will be embarking on his third expedition to the summit of Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain. But [...]

New Real-Time Tracking on Kilimanjaro

On this blog, we often deal with the various concerns that our climbers might have and try our best to allay any fears. But what about their families and friends? It can be fairly nerve-racking when a loved one is climbing Kilimanjaro and you have no idea how they are [...]