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Our Kilimanjaro reading list

Any travel experience can be enriched and deepened by reading books about a destination before or even during your own visit. Among other things, this is a good way to pick up tips, gauge other people's feelings about a place, learn a bit about the history and culture, and fuel [...]

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5 Things everyone learns climbing Kilimanjaro with us

Everyone and anyone who embarks on a Kilimanjaro climb will come away at the end of the experience with some important lessons learnt. Some of these lessons might reinforce preconceived ideas you had before your climb; other lessons will shatter those preconceived ideas. Either way, these lessons are a memorable [...]

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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 [...]

Kilimanjaro Packing Tips for Women

As we've written elsewhere, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to packing for your Kilimanjaro trek.  The list of considerations is often different and longer for women than it is for men, so we thought we'd help out by digging around the internet for a [...]

How many days on Kilimanjaro?

If you're looking at booking a Kilimanjaro climb, the numerous choices to be made can be a little daunting, especially if you're worried that those choices could be the difference between summiting Kilimanjaro or not. One of the major choices you'll have to make is which route to take, and [...]

7 Reasons to Climb Kili with us in 2016

We'd be willing to wager that summiting Kilimanjaro would make it onto most people's African bucket lists. This is nothing new. Adventurers have been drawn to this magnificent mountain for nigh on a hundred years. Well, if you're one of those intrepid spirits who dreams of one day standing on [...]

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 [...]

4 Tips on Choosing the Best Operator for your Kili Climb

Summiting Kilimanjaro is certainly an achievable goal for many of you out there, and if you're reading this post the chances are that you're already seriously considering attempting this, which is certainly the first step to success. But that's not to say that climbing Kili is ever going to be [...]

How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro?

When it comes to climbing Africa's highest mountain, not surprisingly one of the most frequently asked questions is "how hard is it?" It seems clear to me that this question comes up again and again for two reasons. Firstly and most obviously, it's a key consideration and concern for any [...]

7 tips for Kili virgins

So you’ve decided to tackle the highest mountain in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Well done. Even just committing to such a feat is worthy of recognition. So give yourself a pat on the back, maybe even sink a beer or two. But don’t bring out [...]