Roughly 35% of our clients annually travel to Tanzania to take on Kilimanjaro and summit the world’s highest free-standing mountain. We are always trying to collect second-hand outdoor clothing to donate to our amazing porters who do so much to make each and every climb a special one.
Why do people climb Kilimanjaro? The old answer of “because it’s there” doesn’t really cover it. Our guide Aodhnait Carroll explores a few of the reasons people on her trek took on the climb.
People looking to save money on trekking often ask about climbing Kilimanjaro solo versus going with a group. Many are experienced trekkers and feel they don’t need a guide or porters to get them to the roof of Africa. The reality is that altitude trekking is very different from a normal day in the Irish mountains. Our guide Fiona Mullan talks through the idea of going solo on Kili, and why it makes sense to go with a reputable company.
You’ve heard the stories of the hell of summit night on Kilimanjaro. The lack of sleep, the hiking in the dark, and the 1000 metre elevation gain all sound like reasons not to do it. So why don’t we take a full night’s sleep and get up at our usual time? We would be well rested and recovered from the hike to Kosovo Camp. Climbing Kilimanjaro at night might seem like a bizarre thing to do, but in this article, we explain our reasons!
Being in shape and training for Kilimanjaro is obviously very important but it’s not the only factor to think about. A better question to ask is how prepared are you to climb the tallest mountain in Africa? There is more than one element you need to consider to be ready for your climb up Kilimanjaro. These elements include training, equipment, planning, and nutrition.
This is an expedition report from Dómhnall O’Connor, an Earth’s Edge expedition doctor. We are the only Irish company to send a practising doctor on ALL of our trips. Read on to find out why
During a multi-day expedition, your body and mind will be put under a lot of stress, far more than on a normal day. It is important that you look after yourself not only during the event but in the months, weeks and days leading up to it as well. Think of your body as an engine that needs fuel to operate. If your body runs out of fuel then….well you know the rest!
About Jam: James McManus (aka Jam) owns and runs Earth’s Edge. He has over 20…
This article looks at some of the essential trekking equipment and items to have on…