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.

Taking a camera on Kilimanjaro

It’s important to prepare properly when it comes to taking a camera on Kilimanjaro. After all, it’s likely that your camera will not have spent seven days in constant use before and almost certainly not in the dusty and/or humid conditions one finds on Kili, with its extremes of temperature and weather. The first thing [...]

June 16th, 2018|Advice|

Is the Umbwe Route the mountain’s best-kept secret?

When the latest set of statistics were given out by the park authorities recently, one figure in particular stood out like the proverbial sore thumb. With 47,232 people climbing the mountain every year these days, it seems incredible that only 589 of them - around 1% - chose to do so on the Umbwe Route. [...]

May 14th, 2018|Advice|

Which nationality climbs Kilimanjaro the most?

Once again I am very grateful to the Kilimanjaro National Park Authorities, KINAPA, for supplying the most up-to-date statistics available for which nationalities climb Africa's highest mountain the most. I’m not sure how reliable they are, but they are the best we can get; plus, to be fair, on this matter at least they [...]

December 10th, 2017|Statistics|