Kilimanjaro Marathon 2013 – Entry and Registration Now Open!

If you have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, enjoyed a Kilimanjaro beer, and purchased a Kilimanjaro T-shirt, the only thing left to do is run the Kilimanjaro Premium Larger Marathon taking place on 3rd March 2013! This will be the 11th edition of the Kilimanjaro Marathon, and event sponsors and organisers are hoping that next year’s race…

Ten Interesting Facts about Mount Kilimanjaro

If you are thinking about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, you will probably already know that it is the highest free-standing mountain in the world, and that it reaches 5,895 metres above sea level. What you might not know, is that there are loads of interesting fact and figures surrounding this magnificent peak, and here we…

Picture Post – The Ever Changing Scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro

One thing I did not know about Mount Kilimanjaro before we climbed it, was how beautiful and varied the scenery is on this magnificent peak.  Homing no less than five different eco-systems, the trail from the Machame Gate to Uhuru peak changes dramatically each day, and if you are a lover of unusual flora and…

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…