Find out about the people who carry your luggage up the mountain.
By Donovan | September 20th, 2005 | 1 Comment »
Here is an example of porters carrying gear for the clients. These guys do the hard work!
Photo courtesy of Neverbecomplete
By Donovan | September 9th, 2005 | Comments Off
When checking out various companies for climbing Kilimanjaro, it’s very important to inquire how they take care of their porters on the mountain. Since porters have been abused in the past and there have been little rules to govern porter ... [read on]
By Donovan | August 16th, 2005 | 1 Comment »
The International Mountain Explorers Connection has been running the Porter Assistance Project since 2000. The program was started in Nepal and now has operations in Tanzania at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro. The project consists of a clothing lending program, ... [read on]
By Donovan | August 11th, 2005 | Comments Off
In the past, I have had experience working with porters on Mt. Kilimanjaro as I helped start the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project for the International Mountain Explorers Connection. We started a project that allows porters to check out gear, ... [read on]
By Donovan | May 26th, 2005 | 1 Comment »
How You can Help Ensure Proper Treatment
1. Porters are provided proper clothing and equipment:
Porters need adequate footwear, socks, waterproof jackets and pants, gloves, hats, sunglasses, etc. that are appropriate for their destination. Clothing and gear for loan is available at ... [read on]
By Donovan | May 9th, 2005 | Comments Off
Many bewildered tourists are always nervous about tipping on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Of course, it’s important to be fair, and to have a good idea of the standard tip allowances to plan for your budget. But many tourists, especially Americans, are ... [read on]