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

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]

Surviving Kilimanjaro – A Story on the Marangu Route

By Donovan | November 21st, 2006 | Comments Off

Here is a great story by Erik Trinidad that I published a long time ago – an older version of this Africa blog. Read Surviving Kilimanjaro. Erik only makes it to Gilman’s Point, which is 99.999 the top of ... [read on]

Day By Day Tales on Mt. Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | November 15th, 2006 | 4 Comments »

From Moshi to Uhuru Peak By Lee Abbamonte

Arrival into Tanzania Jake and I left Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi after spending one night in Kenya’s capital and we left in search of answers. Answers to what it was about Kilimanjaro that ... [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 Géraldine 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]

I heard the Gnus today, Oh Boy… A Tanzania Safari Story

By Donovan | August 22nd, 2006 | Comments Off

Rhino.jpg(I recently organized a safari and Kilimanjaro climb for a group of people. One of the participants published this great story on his safari in Tarangire and the Ngoro Crater. If you are ... [read on]

Be kind to your porters

By Ed | August 17th, 2006 | Comments Off

Haji.jpg This is a photo of our porter Haji. He carried all the “rescue/safety” equipment on the Tusker Trail & Safari trek my son and I took in 04’. This included oxygen, stretcher, artificial pressure ... [read on]

The Roof of Africa – A Story

By Donovan | August 14th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

On the morning of July 29th, after 5 1/2 very long days of hiking and camping, I finally reached Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa. Uhuru means “freedom” in Swahili, and the name ... [read on]

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