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Can They Make Kilimanjaro Safer?

By Donovan | March 24th, 2006 | Comments Off

With the recent, but numerous injuries and deaths on Kilimanjaro (higher than average this year, but very low in the grand scale of things), the Chief Park Warden of Tanzania, has finally come ... [read on]

Keep Walking – Stella Point

By Donovan | March 23rd, 2006 | Comments Off

You have walked and walked, for day and days. You started your final ascent to the peak just over seven hours ago. It was the hardest, most difficult part of the trip – just going up, up and up. The ... [read on]

Western Breach Still Closed

By Donovan | March 22nd, 2006 | Comments Off

Climbing Closed Climbing Closed As of March 2006, the Western Breach is still closed, due to the Western Breach investigation that is still taking place. A number of porters and tourists were killed back ... [read on]

Porter Safety on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | March 18th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

In November of 2002, 3 porters died on Kilimanjaro because of lack of communication and inadequate clothing, all things which could have been prevented. Each year, a number of porters die (and tourists) – falling on the mountain, hypothermia, High ... [read on]

I Thought I Was Dead

By Donovan | March 11th, 2006 | Comments Off

This is one of those stories about Mount Kilimanjaro that you don’t want to read. It’s the almost tragic experience of someone who made one wrong move while climbing Kilimanjaro – and it almost cost him his life. The ... [read on]

Western Breach Investigation

By Donovan | February 21st, 2006 | 1 Comment »

Here are the details from the investigation of the Western Breach, which killed a number of people back in January.

KILIMANJARO SAFETY PATROL RECONNAISSANCE EXPEDITION 25th – 27th January 2006 An investigation to determine the cause of the Western Breach accident of 4th ... [read on]

Duffel Bag Liner – Gear on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 19th, 2006 | Comments Off

Just like your day pack, you can use plastic bags to line the inside of your duffel bag. Even if you have a waterproof duffel bag, you should create another waterproof lining to help combat the rain and elements. I had ... [read on]

Ready, Aim, Fire – Bathrooms on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 10th, 2006 | Comments Off

At each camp, all the way up the mountain, there are little wooden bathrooms that basically give you the privacy of going to bathroom. There is no toilet seat, just a typical squat and drop, with a small hole. Even ... [read on]

Cold, Wet and Pissed – Kilimanjaro Podcast

By Donovan | February 9th, 2006 | Comments Off

On Day 1 of our climb hiking up to Machame Camp, the rain started to pour. After an hour of solid rain, we ran into our first big issue on Kilimanjaro. It wasn’t with our group, it was another. There ... [read on]

No Porters in Caves

By Donovan | February 5th, 2006 | Comments Off

Here is a sign at Shira Camp, usually on Day 2. There are a few caves around where some of the porters and guides used to sleep at night. Make sure your porters sleeps inside a tent or a mess ... [read on]

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