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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]
 

Missing Climber Body Found in China

By Donovan | December 27th, 2006 | Comments Off

Sorry folks, this is non-Kilimanjaro related story, but does go to show you the power of mountains – something you should consider when climbing Kilimanjaro. As many of you know, one of the owners of Mountain Maddness, Christine ... [read on]
 

No Fear on Kilimanjaro – 1 Year Later

By Donovan | December 12th, 2006 | Comments Off

As many of your might remember, last January a group of climbers were killed by a freak rock avalanche on the Western Breach of Mount Kilimanjaro. 3 climbers died and a number of people were injured. I was on the ... [read on]
 

Kilimanjaro Fire Update

By Donovan | November 2nd, 2006 | Comments Off

Last August, there was a fire on part of Kilimanjaro that burned a big area. The latest news is that poachers must have set the fire. While I know there are poachers on parts of Kilimanjaro, especially more on the ... [read on]
 

Kilimanjaro Skydive

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

One of the tour providers in Tanzania is now offering skydiving around Kilimanjaro. I have to say, it’s a great to see some new options for viewing Kilimanjaro that haven’t been thought up. It’s a great mountain that needs to ... [read on]
 

Grandma GĂ©raldine Attempts The Wrath of Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | October 15th, 2006 | Comments Off

granny.jpgFor those of you who think you are hardcore for climbing Kilimanjaro, there is one little old grandma that might be a bit more hardcore than you. According to Le Magazine ... [read on]
 

Rising Cost of Safaris

By Donovan | October 5th, 2006 | Comments Off

medium_stacks-of-money.jpgAnybody notice how the once coveted “affordable” safaris in Tanzania has now becoming downright expensive for the average person.

On July 2006, the camping and entrance fees to all Tanzania National Parks ... [read on]
 

Rwanda Flights Into Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | June 6th, 2006 | Comments Off

In an effort to boost tourism in Rwanda, it was announced that Rwanda Air Express will now serve Kilimanjaro International Airport, to Rwanda, only a few hours away by plane.

The reason is, like Uganda, Rwanda has great tourism potential, with ... [read on]
 

Kilimanjaro Park Fees

By Donovan | February 28th, 2006 | Comments Off

In 2006, the Kilimanjaro National park fees were dramatically increased. Almost all outfitters mountaineering companies include the park fees into the overall price of the trip. However, it’s important to see how the price breaks down:

This is PER PERSON, PER ... [read on]
 


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