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Kilimanjaro Photos

4 Feb , 2010  

I returned early on Tuesday morning from a very successful climb of Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route. Despite being tied to my desk ever since I have found a few moments to put together the best photos from the trip. Full trip report to follow but here are my Kilimanjaro Photos to wet your appetite:

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary: Day 7

31 Jan , 2010  

Day 7: Kilimanjaro Climb: Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1500m) We start the day with a huge breakfast as we try to recover from our calorie deficit caused by yesterday’s madness. This is closely followed by issuing tips to our fabulous crew of guides and porters. As we were dealing with a crew of […]

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary – Summit Day

30 Jan , 2010  

Day 6: Kilimanjaro Climb: Summit Day: Barafu Camp: 4600m to Uhuru Peak 5895m It is, and feels like, the middle of the night when I drag myself out of my warm sleeping bag for the final push to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Friendly faces peer out of balaclavas, neck gaiters and woolly hats as we […]

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary – Day 4

29 Jan , 2010  

Day 4: Kilimanjaro Climb – Barranco Camp (3950m) to Karanga Camp (4050m) Barranco Wall towers above Barranco Camp. As soon as the sun rose above Kibo Peak a stream of porters and climbers could be seen winding their way up the seemingly impossibly steep wall. What did Barranco Wall hold in store for us? Technically […]

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary – Day 5

29 Jan , 2010  

Day 5: Kilimanjaro Climb – Karanga Camp (4050m) to Barafu Camp (460m) So here how day 5 is meant to work: 7:00 — Breakfast at Karanga Camp 9:00 – Walk the three hours from Karanga to Barafu. 13:00 – Have lunch at Barafu Camp 14:00 – Have a long leisurely afternoon sleep to build your […]

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary – Day 3

28 Jan , 2010  

Day 3: Kilimanjaro Climb – Shira Camp (3840m) to Barranco Camp (3950m) A beautiful cold, clear morning, a delicious breakfast, good company and a day of walking ahead. Does it get any better than this? Everyone was adapting to the altitude well and it was all smiles as we started on our trek to Barranco […]

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary – Day 2

27 Jan , 2010  

Day 2: Kilimanjaro Climb – Machame Camp (3000m) to Shira Camp (3840m) Although I am sure we did more than eat, sleep and walk for seven days it is those three things that spring to mind as soon as I start writing my daily entry. Along with the toilet they were also the things we […]

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary – Day 1

26 Jan , 2010  

The Climb: Day 1: Kilimanjaro – Machame Route After loading a mountain of gear, we headed to Machame Gate (3000m), a two hour journey. A seething mass of porters,  trekkers, guides and persistant souvener sellers welcomed us to Kilimanjaro. With almost 200 climbers starting from Machame Gate, supported by 800 crew, it took almost two […]

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Trekking

My Kilimanjaro Climb Diary

25 Jan , 2010  

The Dream Some dreams are fulfilled quickly. Some take  a little while longer. I first dreamt of climbing Kilimanjaro whilst staying in a tent on the beach at Kendwe Rocks in Zanzibar as a twenty year old backpacker, travelling through East Africa on a two month adventure. Kilimanjaro was a faint silhouette rising from the […]

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Kilimanjaro Gear List

20 Jan , 2010  

I am off to climb Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route on Saturday and faced with a mountain of kit and equipment I have prepared this comprehensive gear list for Kilimanjaro. Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything! Having the correct clothing & personal equipment will make your Kilimanjaro climb more enjoyable and comfortable. I hope that you […]

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Macs Adventure

In 2010 You Will Mainly Be:-

12 Jan , 2010  

Walking the West Highland Way and trekking the Inca Trail. We had over 100 responses to our November survey asking “What will you be doing in 2010?” Thank you to all who responded and well done to Amy Balmain of Hove in Sussex who was the lucky winner of a Mountain Equipment Kit Bag. Amy […]

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Walking, West Highland Way

8 Reasons to Walk North on the West Highland Way

4 Jan , 2010  

The West Highland Way was originally envisaged as a walk from Milngavie to Fort William, going North through the Western Highlands of Scotland. I have walked (and loved) the West Highland Way six times and we specialise in organising walking holidays on the West Highland Way. We often get asked whether it is possible to […]

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The Skye Trail

27 Dec , 2009  

The Skye Trail, a new documentary by Cameron McNeish, will be broadcast on BBC 2 tonight (27th December 2010). Cameron believes: “That this long walk has the potential to be the finest in the whole country” I certainly can’t argue with Cameron McNeish, Britain’s best known walker, and was personally inspired by the landscapes of […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

24 Dec , 2009  

We know that many of you will be itching to start planning your summer holidays once Christmas is behind you so our friendly team will be on hand over the festive period to answer any queries you may have or help you in planning or booking your next walking or adventure holiday. Christmas and New […]