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

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]


By Donovan | May 4th, 2006 | 2 Comments »

By Derrick Slack

Day 3 I woke up late and was feeling extremely delirious when I went to the bathroom outhouse and for a minute I didn’t know where I was. I was nearly feeling the full effects of High Altitude ... [read on]

Hello, My Name Is Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | April 28th, 2006 | Comments Off

Mayor Kilimanjaro Mayor KilimanjaroMt. Kilimanjaro does strange things to people. Symbolically, anywhere in the world, climbing an enormous mountain like Kilimanjaro represents a Herculean task, creating many skeptics that the human body can climb ... [read on]

Settings Records on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | March 31st, 2006 | 6 Comments »

First Bearded Hippy Riding a Unicycle Up KilimanjaroFirst Bearded Hippy Riding a Unicycle Up Kilimanjaro Given that it’s easy to climb and relatively safe, Mt. Kilimanjaro is known as a mountain to set a ... [read on]

We Are Not in Minnesota Anymore

By Donovan | March 6th, 2006 | Comments Off

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania By Brad Moir

Arrival We arrived in Moshi last night in pretty good shape – not much jet lag. Mark decided to try his oxygen inhaling skills as he felt weak and slightly passed out. That’s not bad, but we ... [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]

Western Breach Investigation

By Donovan | February 21st, 2006 | 1 Comment »

Here are the details from the investigation of the Western Breach, which killed a number of people back in January.

KILIMANJARO SAFETY PATROL RECONNAISSANCE EXPEDITION 25th – 27th January 2006 An investigation to determine the cause of the Western Breach accident of 4th ... [read on]

Cold, Wet and Pissed – Kilimanjaro Podcast

By Donovan | February 9th, 2006 | Comments Off

On Day 1 of our climb hiking up to Machame Camp, the rain started to pour. After an hour of solid rain, we ran into our first big issue on Kilimanjaro. It wasn’t with our group, it was another. There ... [read on]

Lost Pictures – Please Help

By Donovan | January 30th, 2006 | Comments Off

This is a message posted in the Africa Travel forums on BootsnAll Travel Network. Thought someone might be able to help.

If you are planning on climbing Kilimanjaro, or know someone who is please please please read this and help!

Last October ... [read on]

Nothing But Sky

By Donovan | January 22nd, 2006 | Comments Off

A father/son trek to the roof of Africa By Ed Abell

W. H. Murry, “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

My father amassed an enviable library of mountain exploration books. He ... [read on]

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