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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]

Crater Camp 18,800 ft., not just another campsite

By Ed | September 21st, 2006 | Comments Off

One of the perks of climbing the Western Breach was the chance to explore the top of the mountain and camp just an hour or so below the true summit, Uhuru, at Crater Camp (18,800 ft.).

The summit plateau itself is ... [read on]

Give Gifts As a Tip

By Donovan | August 29th, 2006 | 2 Comments »

cold.jpg.gifMany trekkers on Kilmanjaro not only give money as tips, but many of them give their sleeping bags, jackets, hats, gloves, tents, watches, and just about anything else you can imagine. Is ... [read on]

Tipping Your Crew – Another Lesson on Tipping on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | August 23rd, 2006 | Comments Off

nomoney.jpgIt always seems like people are more worried about tipping on the mountain, than actually the experience of climbing Mount Klimanjaro. Let’s not worry about our gear, or the weather, or our ... [read on]

Running Down Kilimanjaro – Descent from Uhuru

By Donovan | August 21st, 2006 | Comments Off

We ran down Kilimanjaro. Really! When we left the summit, we did a nice relaxed jog down a huge open gravel terrain from Uhuru Peak to Barafu Camp. It wasn’t like we were actually jogging, but rather it was steep ... [read on]

How and When To Tip – Mount Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | August 10th, 2006 | Comments Off

tip.jpgOne of the biggest concerns – and question that I receive the most – are when and how to tip on Mount Kilimanjaro.

The best method for tipping is to discuss with your ... [read on]

$15,000,000 in Park Fees

By Donovan | July 26th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

Think about it. An average of 25,000 people climb Kilimanjaro each year. Each person will pay ON AVERAGE about $600 toward park fees. These are the fees that go to the Tanzanian government/park authorities. 25,000 multiplied by $600 = $15 ... [read on]

Solar Backpacks – Best Bets on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | July 25th, 2006 | Comments Off

h2-solar-backpack-01.jpgOne of the biggest issues you face on Kilimanjaro is capturing all those spectacular moments with your camera. For the average Kilimanjaro climber, they are going to take pictures up Kili for ... [read on]

Should You Climb on New Years?

By Donovan | June 28th, 2006 | 2 Comments »

Many people like to plan trips up Kilimanjaro during the holidays, normally around Christmas and New Years. I have to say, last year we took a group to the top of Kilimanjaro, arriving on the first sunrise of New Years ... [read on]

On A Budget!

By Donovan | June 23rd, 2006 | 1 Comment »

Don’t come to climb Kilimanjaro if you are “on a budget.” I received a phone call the other day, from someone looking for a cheap, but quality climb up Kilimanjaro. Budget trips don’t seem to really exist on Kilimanjaro anymore. ... [read on]

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