About climbmountkilimanjaro

I am a little obsessed with Mount Kilimanjaro. Since writing the first edition of the Kilimanjaro guide in 2001 he has climbed the mountain more than 25 times and occasionally leads treks up the mountain himself. And when he’s not on the mountain or checking out the local Tanzanian towns and agencies for the next edition (the fourth edition was published in 2014), he can usually be found living in Hastings, England, updating this website (which was first published in 2006), writing about the national trails of England, answering Kili-related emails and putting on weight. Friends describe him as living proof that virtually anybody can climb Kilimanjaro.

Woman agreed to climb Kilimanjaro thinking it was in Wales

Just in case you missed this one, earlier this month several UK newspapers reported the story of a woman who had agreed to accompany her daughter on a climb up Kilimanjaro - only she thought it was in Wales. Apparently, Nikki Barnett, from Nuneaton, had always had trouble pronouncing Welsh place names and so assumed that, because she [...]

By | 2017-09-21T17:44:38+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New record for oldest person to climb Kilimanjaro!

It's finally been officially confirmed that Dr Fred Distelhorst, a retired orthodontist from Vail, Colorado, has become, at 88, the oldest person ever to climb Kilimanjaro. Dr Distelhorst climbed with his grand-daughter, Ellen Edgerton, who was already in Tanzania volunteering for a charity project. The duo took six days to climb Africa's highest mountain, finally reaching the [...]

By | 2017-12-05T07:00:46+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments