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Altitude Sickness on Kilimanjaro

22 Sep , 2011  

Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude Sickness is a major concern when climbing Kilimanjaro. The permit system on Kilimanjaro, where the national park charges per day rather than per climb encourages operators to offer shorter itineraries in order to be competitive on price. This means that on shorter itineraries full acclimatisation will not be possible and even on […]

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Trekking

When to climb Kilimanjaro?

19 Sep , 2011  

Kilimanjaro is the trip of a lifetime and to make the most of it you should choose the best time of year to climb Kilimanjaro. The main trekking seasons on Kilimanjaro correspond with the mountain’s two dry seasons namely January to mid-March and June to October. Of course you can trek up Kilimanjaro in the […]

Trekking

Which route to climb Kilimanjaro?

12 Sep , 2011  

Choosing which route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro by is one of the biggest choices you will make when planning your successful Kilimanjaro climb. There is a huge amount of conflicting opinion but we have compiled this easy, one stop guide to the best routes to climb Kilimanjaro by. Marangu Route (Tourist or Coca Cola Route) […]

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Kilimanjaro Diary Finally Finished

28 Apr , 2010  

It’s taken me almost three months to the day, but my Kilimanjaro Climb diary, thoughts, photos etc are finally finished. So if you were one of the team I was lucky enough to spend the week with or are perhaps thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro yourself you can read all about our climb in January 2010. […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking

The Ultimate Trekking Year?

12 Feb , 2010  

The World’s Best Treks by Month If you had a year to trek the World’s best treks where would you go? What would you do? Here is my list of the world’s best treks by month. So if you you are looking for inspiration for a year or just a month here is a list […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking

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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