Macs Adventure, Trekking

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 […]


Macs Adventure, Trekking

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 […]


Macs Adventure, Trekking

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 […]


Macs Adventure, Trekking

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 […]



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 […]


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 […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

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 […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Top 5 UK Walking Holidays in 2010

17 Nov , 2009  

I think there is no better way to experience the UK’s landscape, history, culture and people than on a walking holiday. But what makes for a truly great walking holiday? What are the magic ingredients that make a trail stand head and shoulders above the rest. I have walked thousand’s of miles on the UK’s […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

More Outstanding Feedback & Reviews for Macs Adventure

3 Nov , 2009  

As the 2009 walking holiday season in Scotland draws to a close we at Macs HQ are thrilled with our 2009 feedback and reviews once again. It makes it all worth it when our customers have outstanding holidays and adventures in Scotland. You can download our full customer survey results or just cast your eye […]

Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

Kath does the Camino!

27 Oct , 2009  

After sleepless nights about what to pack in our 10k hand luggage allowance, my sister Holly and I set off on our journey to Northern Spain to walk the last section of the Camino.  Not really knowing what to expect we were like excited children joking about how awful we were going to look in […]