Category: Kilimanjaro

9 March 2022
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How do I get drinking water on Kilimanjaro?

When you’re on an expedition like Kilimanjaro, it’s super important to stay hydrated. Let’s fact it – it’s actually important wherever you are on the planet. But when you’re climbing at high altitude, staying hydrated becomes even more important. Drinking plenty of water is one of the main tools in your belt when it comes to preventing Altitude Sickness. But if you’re wondering how you get drinking water on Kilimanjaro, don’t worry. It’s easier than you might think…

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What’s a typical day on Kilimanjaro like?

So, you want to climb Kilimanjaro. You’ve seen the itinerary, you’ve read the guides, and you want to take it on yourself. But if you’re never done a multi-day trek before, you might be curious as to how the days actually pan out. After all, if you’re only trekking for five hours some days, what do you do for the rest of the time? Well, if you’re wondering what a typical day on Kilimanjaro is like, here’s a post that might help…

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What camera to bring to Kilimanjaro

When you’re somewhere as amazing as Kilimanjaro, you’re going to want to take photos. Those beautiful sunrises, the clouds, the summit itself… all of it is so incredible you’ll want to capture those memories forever. But let’s not forget that Kilimanjaro is a serious climb. And any camera you bring with you, you’ll have to carry on your back along with the rest of your day gear. So if you’re wondering what camera to bring to Kilimanjaro, this post may help…

Who carries my gear on Kilimanjaro?

When you’re packing for a multi-day expedition, you can see just how much stuff you have to bring with you. After all, there’s all your clothing, shoes, layers, sleeping bag and toiletries. And that’s not even counting your equipment for some of the harder treks, when you’ll need crampons, ice picks and plenty of other bits. But how does that stuff follow you up the mountain, or along the trek? Do you have to carry it yourself? If you’re wondering: “Who carries my gear on a trek?” then let us answer your question…

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How to climb Kilimanjaro from Ireland

We all need a bit of adventure in our lives. And that’s especially true now. After two years of lockdowns, restrictions and putting life on pause, now is the time to get out there and take on a challenge. Which is why loads of people are looking towards Kilimanjaro. The highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro is also one of the Seven Summits. Climbing to its summit is one of those challenges that’s the perfect thing to tick off your bucket list. But how do you do it? Well, if you’re wondering how to climb Kilimanjaro from Ireland, here’s all the info you need…

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How long do I need to train for Kilimanjaro?

When you’re heading out to climb Kilimanjaro, training will probably be right at the front of your thoughts. After all, for most people this will be the toughest physical challenge of their lives. You’ll be trekking for seven days in a row, at an increasing altitude. Then of course, there’s summit day itself, an extremely tough undertaking. So, if you’ve got a training plan in mind but are wondering: “How long do I need to train for Kilimanjaro?” Here are some tips…

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Top Tips: Flying to Kilimanjaro during Covid

At the end of last month, we finally ran our first expedition to Kilimanjaro since the pandemic began! We were thrilled to have a group out there, quickly followed by another a few days later. We’ll be sharing some reports from these two expeditions soon, but first up we have a blog post all about flying to Kilimanjaro during Covid. As you might expect, flying long haul is a little different at the moment. Our expedition leader Fiona has some top tips about how to prepare for the flight from Dublin to Kilimanjaro…

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Kilimanjaro in Pictures

We were so excited for our first trips back to Kilimanjaro after Covid put a halt to expeditions for almost two years. We ended up running two trips just a few days apart, with two groups heading up to the summit in January. And because a photo tells a thousand words, we’ve put together a collection of shots from the trekkers on our trips. If you’re curious about seeing Kilimanjaro in pictures, we’ve got a great selection below!

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How do I pee on Kilimanjaro?

If you’re well used to hiking in the Irish hills, you’re probably no stranger to the old Bush Toilet (i.e., squatting behind a tree). But when you’re climbing the highest mountain in Africa, there are a few other elements to take into consideration. For one, the temperatures are a hell of a lot cooler than they are in Wicklow! If you’re wondering how you pee on Kilimanjaro, then we’ve got the post for you…

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Hands down the most special and amazing trip I have done to date, and coming from a well-seasoned traveler this is saying a lot! Climbing Kilimanjaro had been on my bucket list for quite some time and when I turned 40 this year, I decided…

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