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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]

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]

Women Porters on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 22nd, 2007 | Comments Off

strong_woman.jpg 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]

Kilimanjaro Porters – Picture

By Donovan | February 16th, 2007 | Comments Off

workingporter.jpg 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]

Scams on Kilimanjaro – Porter disappears, and then appears

By Donovan | December 5th, 2006 | 2 Comments »

manyportersv1.jpgCould 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]

Kilimanjaro Porters – Improve Working Conditions

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]

Mt. Kilimanjaro Forum Thread for the week of October 16, 2006

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]

Update on Kilimanjaro Porter Death

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]

Possible Porter Death on Kilimanjaro

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]

The Lovely Kitchen

By Donovan | October 9th, 2006 | Comments Off

porters1.jpgYou 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]

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