If you suffer from Triskaidekaphobia, you may have welcomed the New Year with trepidation, but 2013 is here to stay (for 12 months at least!), so why not make the most of it and turn the number 13 into your lucky number!
A new job, a new home, or a brand new adventure will give you something to look forward to, and if Mount Kilimanjaro is sitting high on your bucket list, here are 13 Reason’s To Climb Kilimanjaro in 2013:
- Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb, and therefore anyone with a relatively good level of fitness can conquer this magnificent peak.
- Thanks to its central location in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is easily accessible from most international airports, and there are plenty of Kilimanjaro Climbing Companies to help you get the most out of your journey to the Roof of Africa.
- While not a cheap holiday, climbing Kilimanjaro is affordable to most, and providing you choose a registered company to climb with, the local Tanzanian economy will benefit.
- Climbing Kilimanjaro is like walking from the equator to the North Pole in just one week. The vegetation changes dramatically as you ascent, and you can expect no less than five different eco-systems.
- Sadly, climate change is having a negative effect on Kilimanjaro’s glaciers, and scientists now predict they could be gone completely within the next 20-30 years.
- By climbing Kilimanjaro for your favourite charity, you will not only help those who need it most, but it will make your climb even more rewarding.
- If your New Year’s resolution is to diet or get fit, training for Kilimanjaro will help keep you motivated long after January has passed!
- Kilimanjaro is a once in a lifetime experience, so why not be one of the plus/minus 40,000 who will climb it this year.
- Kilimanjaro Mountain Guides and Porters rely on tourism to feed their families, so you are not only making your own dream come true, you are supporting those less fortunate by providing much-needed jobs.
- You will witness some of the most stunning scenery when you climb Kilimanjaro, and there is a great chance you will make new friends along the way.
- Camping on Africa’s highest mountain is cold, but great fun – and just imagine the stories you will have to tell your grandkids!
- On a clear night on Kili, you will see the entire Milky Way – and that was certainly a highlight for me.
- Climbing Kilimanjaro is an amazing achievement. The feeling you get when you stand at the top of Uhuru Peak makes every step and every penny spent so worth it!