Climbing Kilimanjaro: Summing Up Summit Night

Climbing Kilimanjaro is an exciting adventure, but if there is one thing that makes the most confident of climber quiver at the knees, it would have to be the thought of summit night. It’s long, it’s cold, and it is probably one of the most challenging hikes you are ever likely to face your life,…

The Real Cost of Climbing Kilimanjaro

There are no shortage of tour operators offering Kilimanjaro Expeditions, but with prices ranging from $1000 to over $4000 per person, how are you supposed to know which company to go with? We all love a bargain, and if you are travelling on a very tight budget, you may be tempted to go for the…

10 Things You’ll Learn While Climbing Kilimanjaro

There are many reasons why people climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  Some people climb it for fun, others do it in support of their favourite charity, some do it to mark a special occasion, and others simply want an adventure where they can push themselves to the max as they conquer one of the world’s Seven Summits……

Climbing Kilimanjaro: What Happens When It Doesn’t Go to Plan!

When you book your Kilimanjaro Expedition, the last thing on your mind is failure, but sadly, a large percentage (believed to be more than 50% on 5-day expeditions) do not make it to Uhuru Peak. You can improve your chances by booking a longer trek (at least 7 days), training hard in the 12 weeks…

Kilimanjaro’s Glaciers: Will They Still Be Around in 2030?

Researchers have been studying the mighty glaciers at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for over 100 years, and while some ecologists will have us believe that Kili’s glaciers are not going to disappear anytime soon, the majority of scientists and climatologists who have studied the mountain estimate that those majestic glaciers that have given Africa’s…

Swahili Essentials for your Kilimanjaro Climb

There is nothing like a spot of linguistic gymnastics to help you learn a new language, and if you are planning on climbing Kilimanjaro in the near future, now is the time to learn a few Swahili phrases to help you get the most out of your Tanzanian adventure. Don’t get me wrong, all Kilimanjaro…

Climbing Kilimanjaro’s Barranco Wall – How Challenging is it?

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is every bit as exciting and thrilling as it may seem, but if there is one obstacle on Africa’s highest mountain that seems to get everyone panicking, it would have to be the mighty Barranco Wall. Many of Kilimanjaro’s popular routes such as the Machame Route and the Lemosho Route meet up…

15 Reason’s to Climb Kilimanjaro in 2015

With just a few days to go until we step into a new year, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your 2015 adventure, and if next year is going to be your year to do something amazing, Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro should be right at the top of your bucket list! One of…