50 Things You Need to Know About Climbing Kilimanjaro

If 2013 is going to be your year to do something amazing, then I can highly recommend climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Life changing, awe-inspiring, and a wonderful achievement, climbing Kilimanjaro far exceed my expectations, but there are certain things no one told me to expect or prepare for, so I thought I would take a moment…

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…

Faces of Kilimanjaro – The Real Conquerors

There is no doubt about it; most of us who have made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro would not have done so without the help, care, and smiling faces of our amazing Mountain Crew. From the Mountain Guide and Chef right through the hard-working porters that carry our belongings in double quick time…

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,…

Climb Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Eve

If you want to do something extraordinary this New Years Eve, then why not head on down to Tanzania and attempt the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro! A spectacular mountain that just about anyone can climb, Kilimanjaro attracts hikers and adventure travellers from across the globe, and as it is open all year round, those looking to…

Kilimanjaro – Which Route?

If you have finally decided to make your lifelong dream become a reality by climbing Kilimanjaro, the next step is to decide which route you are going to take, what company you are going to climb with, and when you are going to attempt to summit Africa’s highest mountain. There are six established routes on…

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…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – What Goes Up Must Come Down!

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 those highs and lows that come with an extreme…

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – Part 7

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 7 Summit Attempt 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…

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – Part 6

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 6 Barafu Camp 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…

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – Part 5

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 5 Karanga Camp 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…