Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to support The Farrelly Program

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Ed Hagerty, ICCP Trustee and graduate from the Class of 1978, is embarking on a trek this July to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro—the tallest peak in Africa at 19,340 feet. He hopes that you will find inspiration in his journey by accepting his giving challenge which will match dollar for dollar up to $40,000 to fund […]

High on Mount Kilimanjaro

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I have been high on Kilimanjaro over 30 times now. When we can move above Barafu camp 4,673m/15,331 feet to Kosovo Camp 4,890m/16,043 feet we do. Starting from Kosovo camp gives you as easier hike to the summit and more time to sleep. The wind can be too high at Kosovo camp and do not […]

The best things to do in Arusha before climbing Kilimanjaro

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Arusha is the base for all our Kilimanjaro climbs and Safari trips. We use a range of Hotels in the region but our first choice is the Karama Lodge, nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru. It is a stunning location to rest and relax before and after your Kilimanjaro climb. We can manage trips […]

Kilimanjaro Mountain Guide of the Year 2019

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He has done it. Our Head Guide on Kilimanjaro has been awarded Kilimanjaro Mountain Guide of the year for 2019. Athumani has been working with Ian Taylor Trekking now for 8 years full time and we know we have the best staff working for us on the mountain. He has trekked to Everest Base Camp […]

What should you be packing for your Kilimanjaro climb

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If you are signing up to one of our Kilimanjaro climbs we will send you our 45 page trip dossier with important information to help you fully prepare and be safe and successful on your Kilimanjaro climb. We will send you an itemized kit list on signing up. This exhaustive list does not have to […]

An outline of a day hiking on Kilimanjaro

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It’s really simple………..The easiest way to climb Kilimanjaro requires more time at altitude. If you are looking to fail, you will pick the Marangu route over 5 days. If you want to be safe, successful and really enjoy the experience and learn more about the mountain and local people you need more time. You need […]

If you are considering climbing Kilimanjaro contact me

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I am just back from two back to back Kilimanjaro climbs. I learned a lot about people’s expectations and the reality of climbing a big mountain. Each person comes to Kilimanjaro with there idea of the mountain. Some people adapt well to change, and others do not. This does have an impact on their experience […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro in January and February

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I have just returned from climbing Kilimanjaro for the 31st time. I am still amazed by the lack of physical training some people are applying to their training and preparation. Not sure how we can communicate this better. Trust me it is critical for your safety and success. The lack of physical conditioning, leg strength and […]

The Best Acclimatization for Climbing Kilimanjaro

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The Best Acclimatization for Climbing Kilimanjaro is very simple. Take more time. I know it costs more each day to stay on the hill, but trust me it makes all the difference in this once in a lifetime adventure. More acclimatization, means better safety. The additional time on Kilimanjaro will give you an easier ride […]

What is the most Beautiful route up Mount Kilimanjaro

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The most Beautiful route up Mount Kilimanjaro is the Lemosho route. I have been lucky enough to climb Kilimanjaro on all routes over the past 17 years over 30 times. I have climbed Kilimanjaro in 5 days, 6 days, 7 days and 8 days. 5 or 6 days is a poor idea. What makes the […]