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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]
 

Marangu Route on Kilimanjaro – April & May

By Donovan | February 27th, 2008 | Comments Off

95 percent of the people who call me about climbing Kilimanjaro rarely have plans to climb the Marangu route. The reason is, the Marangu route is super easy – a gentle hike, you sleep inside huts with loads of other ... [read on]
 

Climb For A Cause – Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off

Over the years, I have seen hundreds of people climb Kilimanjaro for certain causes. Whether it’s to raise awareness for “Aids/HIV awareness, homelessness, leukemia, cancer research, blindness, Darfur, exploited children, multiple sclerosis, orphans, etc,” I probably read of a new ... [read on]
 

Mt. Kilimanjaro – How dangerous is it, really?

By Ed | August 7th, 2007 | 3 Comments »

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OK, you’ve been warned…

“But when I say that our sport is a hazardous one, I do not mean that when we climb mountains there is a large chance that we shall be killed, but that we ... [read on]
 

What’s it like up there?

By Ed | April 12th, 2007 | Comments Off

img_3338a.jpg“I’d been awake most of the night, struggling for breath in the meager air “ Jon Krakauer from “Into Thin Air”

No, this isn’t the newest diet fad or a way to stop someone from choking.

This is the name ... [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]
 

Would Jesus Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro?

By Donovan | February 14th, 2007 | 3 Comments »

misc_jesus_save_me_from_your_followers.jpg I have to admit, I am not religious and personally don’t approve of missionary work in Africa. Sure, they build orphanages and hospitals in the community, which are wonderful and do great ... [read on]
 

Shira Camp Rescue

By Donovan | January 31st, 2007 | 1 Comment »

I received another phone call today from two clients on Shira Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro. Apparently the 15 year old boy, with his father, is having trouble on the mountain. He is tired, has a headache, and they have been ... [read on]
 

Forget Satellite Phones: Text Message from Kilimanjaro Mountain

By Donovan | January 30th, 2007 | Comments Off

iloveyou.jpgNot only have I text messaged my wife on Kilimanjaro, I also have been receiving regular updates from one of my Israeli clients who is currently climbing the mountain with his 15 ... [read on]
 


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