The Real Cost of Climbing Kilimanjaro – What You Need to Budget

The first question people ask when we tell them we climbed Kilimanjaro is, “was it hard”, and the second question is always, “how much did it cost”. We think we have answered our first question in our previous posts about Kili (in case you missed it, the answer is “yes, but do-able”), but we haven’t…

Training for Kilimanjaro – How Fit Do You Really Need To Be?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a lifelong ambition for many, but after sharing our own story with friends and family, it seems the biggest factor that puts people off, it that they believe they are not fit enough to make it to Uhuru Peak. If you Google “how difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro” or “is Mount…

Kilimanjaro Packing List – Keep it Light!

Anyone following our travel blog will know, by now, that I struggle when it comes to packing light!  However, on our recent Kilimanjaro climb I realised that anything we wanted to take with us would have to be carried all the way up, and all the way back down again, and so I did plenty…

What to Look for When Choosing a Company to Climb Kilimanjaro

Out of all the seven Summits, Kilimanjaro is probably the cheapest mountain to climb, but as with any major ‘tourist’ attraction, it is surrounded by some companies that do it right, and some that do not. As we try our best to be “responsible travellers” we decided that we wanted to climb Kilimanjaro with a…

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – Part 2

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 2 Machame Gate When a lifelong dream becomes a reality, I believe that one of the best ways to preserve those precious memories is to put the experience down in words. A diary, a notepad, or in this case, a blog, are great tools for remembering, sharing and reliving…