By Peter Baxter | November 27th, 2009 | 1 Comment »
The quest for alternative routes on Kilimanjaro grows daily as the crush increases and more and more companies spring up offering new and unique climb packages. In reality there are few of ... [read on]
By Peter Baxter | September 2nd, 2008 | Comments Off
First Ascent of Kilimanjaro
The occupation of sub-Saharan Africa by the old-world European powers had been underway for some time by the time the general rush for territory began in the late ... [read on]
By Peter Baxter | July 28th, 2008 | 2 Comments »
Kili is a big mountain
It soars at its highest point to 19340ft. It is among the seven continental giants, and sits high on the global mountaineering must do list for anyone claiming the status of a mountain enthusiast. It is, ... [read on]
By Peter Baxter | July 7th, 2008 | 2 Comments »
Kilimanjaro’s glaciers have tended to be seen in scientific circles as the canary in the coal mine in the study of current climate change, with sides drawn and debates heated ... [read on]
By Ed | April 12th, 2007 | Comments Off
“I’d been awake most of the night, struggling for breath in the meager air “
Jon Krakauer from “Into Thin Air”
No, this isn’t the newest diet fad or a way to stop someone from choking.
This is the name ... [read on]
By Donovan | February 1st, 2007 | Comments Off
There are actually three peaks on Kilimanjaro, despite many people seeing one mountain with a big hump.
The peaks of Kilimanjaro are the following:Shira Peak (3962 meters), Uhuru Peak (5896 meters) and Mawenzi (5149 meters).
Shira and Mawenzi are both extinct ... [read on]
By Donovan | July 19th, 2006 | Comments Off
There are many myths and rumors that the Queen of England, whose had colonial rule over Kenya, gave Mt. Kilimanjaro to her cousin, the German King, Kaiser Wilhelm as a birthday present. While ... [read on]
By Donovan | July 17th, 2006 | Comments Off
One of the largest ethnic groups in Tanzania that live on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro are the Chaggas. If you are climbing on the mountain, your guides and porters are most likely going to be from the Chaggas ethnic ... [read on]
By Donovan | February 28th, 2006 | Comments Off
In 2006, the Kilimanjaro National park fees were dramatically increased. Almost all outfitters mountaineering companies include the park fees into the overall price of the trip. However, it’s important to see how the price breaks down:
This is PER PERSON, PER ... [read on]
By Donovan | February 25th, 2006 | 1 Comment »
If you are looking for very basic geographical information about Kilimanjaro, Wikipedia has a good set of information about the mountain, its history and the volcanoes. Read Wikipedia on Kilimanjaro.
I especially enjoyed the Nasa picture from the ground ... [read on]