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A Second Look at Giving Back to Kilimanjaro

By Peter Baxter | May 8th, 2009 | Comments Off

There is a strong commercial incentive among the many climb and expedition outfitters aligned to Kilimanjaro to be seen to be active in the ‘give back’ phenomenon. This obviously paints those involved in a sympathetic light, and disguises a blunt ... [read on]

The Porters of Kilimanjaro Photographic Project

By Peter Baxter | February 25th, 2009 | Comments Off

Thanks for this contribution to Helen Osler

porter-shot-2 Anyone who has climbed Kilimanjaro will know what a huge part the porters played in their climb. As a photographer, I can vividly remember ... [read on]

The Pros and Cons of Diamox

By Peter Baxter | January 20th, 2009 | 9 Comments »

Thanks to Bob Holdsworth for this take on Diamox and the Mountain…

One of my concerns for the climb up Kilimanjaro was my ability to manage the altitude necessary to make the ... [read on]

BootsnAll 2008/9 New Year Summit

By Peter Baxter | January 15th, 2009 | 9 Comments »

There is a lot to be said for being among the first batch of climbers to summit a big mountain in any given year, and a lot also for watching the first sunrise of a new year from the roof ... [read on]

The Fair Trade Principal in Kilimanjaro

By Peter Baxter | November 5th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

The principal of Fair Trade came into vogue in the 1980s when Anita Roddick formed the Body Shop chain based on her own exhaustive confirmation that everything purchased and used in the manufacture of her cosmetics had been traded fairly. ... [read on]

BWA New Years Eve Summit of Kilimanjaro

By Peter Baxter | October 24th, 2008 | Comments Off

Kilimanjaro Sunrise

To all you out there still undecided about how to spend the New Year, I am looking for one last couple to sign up for the BootsnAll World Adventure (BWA) ... [read on]

WilWal’s Photostream

By Peter Baxter | October 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

Sunrise Over Kili

WilWal very kindly posted this photoshare album on the BootsnAll Message Boards for which we thank him very much.

Looks like the Gods smiled on your journey WilWal, ... [read on]

Ten More Things You Need To Know About Kilimanjaro

By Peter Baxter | September 2nd, 2008 | Comments Off
First Ascent of Kilimanjaro

Hans MeyerThe 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]

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]

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]

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