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A collection of stories from climbers who have attempted to climb Kilimanjaro.

Historic Kilimanjaro

By Peter Baxter | January 1st, 2010 | 14 Comments »

askariThere probably are not that many military history enthusiasts likely to read this, but for those among you who would make the pilgrimage to Gettysburg, to the beaches of Normandy or the ... [read on]

Toilets on Kilimanjaro

By Peter Baxter | September 3rd, 2009 | 4 Comments »

Kilimanjaro KrapperThere is great romance in planning and setting off to climb this great mountain. Less romantic are some of the fundamental human functions that need to be taken care of in ... [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]

Miriam Makeba Sings ‘Kilimanjaro’

By Peter Baxter | December 2nd, 2008 | Comments Off

The late great Miriam Makeba – Mama Africa – breathed her last on Novemeber 9 in Italy, collapsing after her final live performance. Here the iconic afro/jazz supremo sings from a live 1960s performance her cover of ‘Kilimanjaro’.

And now ... [read on]

2009 Kilimanjaro Marathon

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

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Kilimanjaro MarathonThe annual Kilimanjaro Marathon is set this year for Sunday March 1 2009. This is one of the most popular of the exotic global ... [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]

Kilimanjaro Blog – Day to Day Account

By Donovan | March 30th, 2007 | Comments Off

Here is a great Kilimanjaro blog, on a day-to-day account climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. He has some great pictures going up the mountain and a nice crisp story.

Read Robert Barta’s Kili Blog’s * Kilimanjaro 2007 * Kilimanjaro (2nd summit) 2009

I remember ... [read on]

16 Canadians Summit Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | January 23rd, 2007 | 1 Comment »

A group of 16 Canadians recently got off the mountain this last week, and a story was published about them in a Canadian newspaper. The interesting thing was that most of group was over 50. The group leader was in ... [read on]

Rongai Route: A Story

By Donovan | January 19th, 2007 | Comments Off

I stumbled upon a good story in one of BootsnAll’s blog about hiking the Rongai route of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you want to read a day-to-day account of this guys experience climbing Kilimanjaro, you might want to check it out. ... [read on]

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