Find out about the people who carry your luggage up the mountain.
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 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]
By Donovan | February 22nd, 2007 | Comments Off
You don’t see or hear of many women porters on Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s generally a man’s world on the mountain, as most of the women are at home, working on the farm, ... [read on]
By Donovan | February 16th, 2007 | Comments Off
The porters on Mount Kilimanjaro are the people that get the least amount of credit – and yet have the hardest job. They pack all your gear up the mountain for seven ... [read on]
By Donovan | December 5th, 2006 | 2 Comments »
Could you keep track of all these porters?
As part of the series of scams on Kilimanjaro by guides, this next scam is quite easy and happens to many people.
When you have a medium ... [read on]
By Donovan | November 28th, 2006 | Comments Off
Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based out of Boulder, Colorado in the U.S.
There focus is improving the working conditions of the porters on ... [read on]
By Jessica | October 20th, 2006 | Comments Off
Check out this topic currently being discussed on the Mt. Kilimanjaro Forum at BootsnAll:
Folks are discussing the unfortunate news of a dead porter on Kili. It’s certainly tragic – especially to anyone who’s been awed by how hard ... [read on]
By Donovan | October 17th, 2006 | 3 Comments »
Here are more details on the recent death of a porter on Kilimanjaro.
It appears that the porter was sick with a very bad cough, and he was vomiting blood at some point. Unfortunately, he stayed on the mountain for ... [read on]
By Donovan | October 16th, 2006 | Comments Off
This is an unconfirmed report, and I should have more details later, but I have heard that another porter has died on Mt. Kilimanjaro last week who was working with Zara Travel, the budget based mountaineering company in Moshi, Tanzania ... [read on]
By Donovan | October 9th, 2006 | Comments Off
You would be surprised – except for the lunches – most of the breakfasts and dinners on Kilimanjaro can be better than expected. You often wonder how these guys pull off such ... [read on]