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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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

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 […]

Macs Adventure

What will you be doing in 2010?

26 Nov , 2009  

There is no better way to spend the long winter nights than planning next years’ adventures. Our diary is already full of walking, climbing, biking, cycling and even a wee bit of canoeing. Complete our short survey and let us know what you will be doing in 2010. WIN a 70L Mountain Equipment Wet and […]

Macs Adventure

Macs Adventure Success on Ben Nevis Climb

20 Nov , 2009  

Debbie booked our Ben Nevis private guiding service to celebrate her husband’s birthday. (I won’t tell you which one but it was an important one!). They tackled the Ben Last Saturday (14th November) with one of our experienced guides, Ian Stephenson. Despite really challenging conditions including plenty of snow and high winds they persevered and […]