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8 March 2021
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Everything you need to know before you climb Kilimanjaro

If you’re planning an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro (or are just thinking about it) you’ll likely have a lot of questions about what to expect. And that’s not surprising! After all, this is likely one of the most physically demanding treks that a lot of people have ever undertaken. If this is a challenge that you’re up for, we’ve got the answers to all of your questions in our bumper post below…

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Is it safe to climb Kilimanjaro?

When you’re planning a big expedition, safety is probably something that pops up in your mind. Maybe you haven’t trekked a big distance before. Perhaps you’ve never experienced high altitude. Or maybe you’re worried about getting sick. It’s perfectly natural to be concerned about your safety before a big expedition (or really, before any trip). If you’re thinking about your safety, that’s a good thing! It shows you’re sensibly cautious. If you’re thinking about trekking, you might be wondering if it is safe to climb Kilimanjaro. Let us answer your questions…

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What’s the food like on Kilimanjaro?

Let’s face it – when you’re climbing the world’s highest freestanding mountain, you’re going to be looking forward to meal times. Apart from the snacks that’ll keep you going, good nutrition is so important when it comes to multi-day treks. When you’re trekking for hours every day, you need to keep your energy levels good and high. Which is why what you eat and the food on Kilimanjaro is so important. But if you’re curious about what kinds of things you’ll eat on a Kilimanjaro expedition, read on for more information…

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How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

Trekking to the peak of Kilimanjaro is one of the best accomplishments in the world. Stand at the summit, and you’re not only at the top of the tallest mountain in Africa, but the highest freestanding mountain in the world. If that sounds like something you want to tick off your bucket list, you’re probably wondering how much it costs to climb Kilimanjaro. From the entrance fees to porters and guides, we have everything you need to know…

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How to cope if you’re sick on Kilimanjaro

Micheál Penston worked in Earth’s Edge headquarters from 2016-2018. Micheál has a fascinating life story, changing careers twice before finding his true passion working as a personal trainer. In the latest episode of our podcast, we chat all about his journey, the tumultuous expedition when he was sick on Kilimanjaro, and his early years in Wicklow. Here’s a sneak peak…

What’s it like to camp on Kilimanjaro?

When you’re hiking up the highest freestanding mountain in the world, it’s a pretty safe bet to say you’ll be looking forward to your bed each evening! And getting a great night’s sleep is absolutely vital when it comes to successfully reaching the summit. But if you’re planning to take on the challenge, you’re probably wondering what it’s like to camp on Kilimanjaro. From the tents to the toilets, we’ve got the answer to any question you might have…

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The girl’s guide to climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the greatest experiences you could ever dream of. But doing it as a woman means you sometimes have to be a little more prepared. If you’re up for the adventure of a lifetime, but have a few questions before you set off, we’ve got you covered with our girl’s guide to climbing Kilimanjaro. From surprise periods to the one item you can’t leave home without, we’ve got the answer to all your questions…

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How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Africa’s highest mountain is not an easy challenge. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a serious hiker with years of experience under your belt. With the right training, the right guides and the right mind-set, you’ll be well set to reach that summit! If you’re thinking of climbing Kilimanjaro, read on for what you can expect on the sacred African mountain…

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How long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro

Climbing Africa’s highest mountain is no mean feat. If you’re thinking about taking on the challenge, you’re probably wondering how long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro. There’s no set, defined way to take on the mountain, and people make different choices, as do expedition companies. But we know the best way to take on the challenge in a manner that’s safe, manageable and, most importantly, gives you the best chance of a successful summit. So, if you’re wondering how long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro, read on…

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