About Henry

I am a little obsessed with Mount Kilimanjaro. Since writing the first edition of the Kilimanjaro guide in 2001 I have climbed the mountain more than 30 times and occasionally leads treks up the mountain myself. And when I'm not in Tanzania researaching for the next edition of the guide (the fifth edition was published in 2018), I can be found living near 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 me as living proof that virtually anybody can climb Kilimanjaro.

JOIN US TOMORROW ON OUR VIRTUAL CLIMB!

Join us as one of our climbers attempts to a virtual Kilimanjaro climb! Tomorrow at 8pm UK time I will be chatting with one of our climbers who is recreating his cancelled Kilimanjaro climb from his home city - and you can listen in. Rob Illidge, from Manchester, UK, was due to begin his 8-day [...]

Tanzania reopens its doors to tourists!

Tanzania continues to ease lockdown - but what does it mean for Kilimanjaro? You may have read that the Tanzanian government is repealing many of the laws it introduced during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. They have, of course, been under a huge amount of pressure to do so, in order to restart their dormant tourist [...]

Tanzania gets ready to reopen

Tanzania's President Magafuli eager to ease coronavirus lockdown and restart economy despite concerns from international community According to several reports, the Tanzanian government is looking to relax its lockdown rules this week. This is in response to a decline in cases of coronavirus in the country, according to Tanzania's president, John Magafuli. He cited statistics [...]

Join us in a virtual Kilimanjaro climb!

Join our virtual Kilimanjaro climb and raise money for the NHS! Were you planning to climb Kilimanjaro? Had you already booked your trip? Was your trek taking place in April, May or June? Does that trip now looks to be in jeopardy because of the coronavirus pandemic? Then why not join us in climbing Kilimanjaro [...]

Solo travellers on Kilimanjaro: some advice and tips

Coming to Tanzania alone to climb Kilimanjaro?  Here’s some advice … People who have a burning desire to climb Kilimanjaro comes in all shapes and sizes, are all ages and from every country in the world. Their motives for doing so are similarly many and varied. The problem is, what do people do when they [...]

April 15th, 2020|Advice|

Advice and tips for women on Kilimanjaro

Advice for female trekkers on Kilimanjaro A few tips for women planning to climb Africa's Highest Mountain  Currently just under a half of our climbers in 2020 are women, including over a dozen solo women climbers (ie women who have booked by themselves are joining one of our public treks). So, having already written posts [...]

January 28th, 2020|Advice|

Taking children on Kilimanjaro

Should you take your child on Kilimanjaro? Contemplating whether to take your family on Africa's highest mountain? We'll discuss whether you should - and how best to go about it?  Last week we received an email from a British woman who was being frustrated in her attempts to take her six-year-old child with her up [...]

September 11th, 2019|Advice|

Can you trust a company’s success rates on Kilimanjaro?

If a company advertises a near 100% success rate for getting people to the summit of Kilimanjaro, should you believe it? This week I was contacted by a reader who had just got back home after an unsuccessful attempt to climb Kilimanjaro. The person had climbed with one of the top operators on the mountain, [...]

September 5th, 2019|Advice|