Climbing Kilimanjaro: The Truth about Summit Night

As we prepare to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro once again, I decided it was time to read through the blog posts I had written back in 2012 after climbing the 7-Day Machame Route, to remind myself what it was actually like on summit night. No-one ever talks about summit night, quite simply because it is one…

14 Reasons to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014

With just a few days to go until we stride into 2014, it is time to get down to the nitty-gritty and make those New Year’s Resolutions that we have no intention of keeping! The most popular New Year’s resolutions may include dieting, drinking less, and exercising more, but let’s face it; they are all…

13 Reason’s To Climb Kilimanjaro in 2013

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…

Could Mount Kilimanjaro be Ice-free by 2060?

One of the most awe-inspiring and impressive sights you can expect to witness during your adventure to Uhuru Peak, the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro are like walls of glistening ice against a space-like landscape. Shining proudly against the morning sun for over 10,000 years, these magnificent glaciers have endured droughts, warms spells, and numerous sandstorms,…

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 – Day 1

Climbing Kilimanjaro – 7 Day Machame Route / Day 1 Arrival in Arusha 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,…