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Look who made it to the top of Kilimanjaro this week!
Saturday 29th September 2007
In response to enquiries from several readers, I can confirm that mobile phone reception is generally pretty good on the mountain – including...
Thursday 27th September 2007
I have just received an email containing both a heartrending tale and a plaintive cry for help. The sender is a Ms Deanne Cowland who successfuly summited in January of this year during the ‘great snows’, when Kilimanjaro was blanketed by a layer of snow several feet deep in places.
Wednesday 26th September 2007
Lonely Planet head honcho Tony Wheeler recently climbed Kilimanjaro and has written about it in a blog.
Lonely Tony’s blog-
Tuesday 25th September 2007
Just a quick email to say a big thank you to those who resent their emails to me following the malfunction with my system on Monday. Whilst the ‘Kilimanjaro memories’ man did get in touch -
Monday 24th September 2007
I’d like to apologise to everyone who wrote to me over the weekend, but unfortunately due to the terrible email people I am using at the moment, some of my emails disappeared...
Friday 21st September 2007
Moshi’s Keys Hotel, a popular place amongst tourists both to stay in and as a trekking agent for Kilimanjaro, have changed their website and email addresses...
Thursday 20th September 2007
The old porters’ trail from Barranco to Barafu has finally closed due to a dangerous rockfall. It was seldom being used these days as it was always a fairly dangerous trail that was particularly susceptible to falling rocks and other debris. Those who have the guide will find the path mentioned briefly on p247 of the second edition....
Tuesday 18th September 2007
Six girls from Britain have just written themselves into the book of Records You Didn’t Know Existed by poledancing at the summit of Kilimanjaro! The world’s highest poledance took place on...
Monday 17th September 2007
Work being carried out to improve the road leading to the remote Rongai Gate is progressing well, according to sources. The gate, the entrance to the least popular path on ...
Friday 14th September 2007
Ronen Yudelowitz, who climbed Kilimanjaro last month with two friends and whose picture currently graces the Hall of Fame, has written to tell me that South African singing sensation Johnny Clegg...
Thursday 13th September 2007
Wednesday 12th September 2007
On 21st September eight volunteers – five from Tanzania, three ‘international’ -
Tuesday 11th September 2007
A company based at Moshi Airport is offering skydiving trips near Kilimanjaro. Skydive Kilimanjaro is the brainchild of Australian Rhys Kempen. Of course, you don’t actually skydive near the mountain itself, though it will certainly features in many of the photos...
Monday 10th September 2007
Sorry if this is old news, but I’ve just realized I never mentioned the fact that Bill Clinton recently visited the Kilimanjaro town of Arusha as part of his Clinton Foundation tour of Africa...
Saturday 8th September 2007
On 14th September Alex Karpinski, South African by birth but Londoner by choice, will be climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of . The climb was prompted by a friend of hers who lost her toddler son a couple of years ago.
Friday 7th September 2007
A Swiss mapping company who have recently visited Kilimanjaro in order to produce a new and accurate (at last!) map of the mountain, have confirmed that Uhuru Peak remains the highest point in Africa. They also confirmed that the height is...
Thursday 6th September 2007
In an amendment to an earlier news bulletin, the Kilimanjaro National Parks Authority have clarified what the latest rules are regarding the paying of park fees at the gates.
To sum up the situation so far...
Wednesday 5th September 2007
A former investment banker from South Africa has arrived in Moshi following a two-
Monday 3rd September 2007
In a bad week for Kilimanjaro, it has been widely reported that no less than four people have died on the mountain.
Three porters were amongst the dead, all of them perishing on either the Marangu or Machame routes, the two most popular routes on the mountain...
Sunday 2nd September 2007
There are strong rumours that the Kilimanjaro National Parks Authority are looking
to make it compulsory for trekkers to pay for their park fees at the gates by credit
card. It has only been a couple of months since KINAPA introduced credit-
Saturday 1st September 2007
Life is getting back to normal following two sizeable earthquakes near the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha.
The city, a base for most of the trekking agencies that organize treks up Kilimanjaro...