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Tons of information to help you plan your climb up Kilimanjaro. You can find everything from best hotels, routes, and other perspectives on the mountain.


The Great Search & Rescue Debate

By Peter Baxter | August 11th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Search & Rescue sits probably among the top three principal concerns that every climber has when they start to ponder an expedition to any of the world’s big mountains, and even many of the smaller ones. This concern becomes particularly ... [read on]
 

Ten Things You Need To Know About Climbing Kilimanjaro

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]
 

The Kilimanjaro Guide and Porter Fraternity: The Facts Behind The Scenes

By Peter Baxter | July 14th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Kilimanjaro Porters

The term eco-tourism tends to evoke images of enlightened travelers treading lightly and reverently among the surviving cathedrals of nature. Through the particulars of any given ecology they are guided ... [read on]
 

The Kilimanjaro Glacier Controversy

By Peter Baxter | July 7th, 2008 | 2 Comments »

Kilimanjaro Twilight

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]
 

Mazamas Summit Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | March 24th, 2008 | Comments Off

mazamaspic1.jpgA group from the Oregon-based Mazamas recently joined one of my climbs up Mt. Kilimanjaro. They spent eight days hiking up the Lemosho route, which enters Kilimanjaro from the west.

If you live in ... [read on]
 

Kilimanjaro Hakuna Matata: New Book

By Donovan | March 19th, 2008 | Comments Off

I stumbled upon a novice Mt Kilimanjaro climbing book today: Kilimanjaro: Hakuna Matata, by Chris Baker. I don’t know anything about this guy and it doesn’t seem like he is a famous writer, but he did take the time ... [read on]
 

Unsolicited Review – Porters and Safety

By Donovan | March 14th, 2008 | Comments Off

Here is an unsolicited email from some clients who recently returned from their climb. What makes this letter interesting is that our guide advised my client Ralph not to summit even though he was 1 day away. The point is ... [read on]
 

Climb For A Cause – Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off

Over the years, I have seen hundreds of people climb Kilimanjaro for certain causes. Whether it’s to raise awareness for “Aids/HIV awareness, homelessness, leukemia, cancer research, blindness, Darfur, exploited children, multiple sclerosis, orphans, etc,” I probably read of a new ... [read on]
 

Kilimanjaro Company Review: Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris

By Donovan | February 6th, 2008 | 3 Comments »

I received this message today from a distraught person who visited Tanzania. His name is Shinko Mondori. Whether or not this is true, I don’t know, but it’s good to hear real reviews of people who have bad experiences. Marketing ... [read on]
 

Route Maps of Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | January 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

A potential client of mine stumbled across this great link for Kilimanjaro maps. There are obviously a few different options to choose from, but from all previous experience, the “(Tanzania) New Map of the Kilimanjaro National Park” ... [read on]
 


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