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89-year-old woman climbs Kilimanjaro!

An 89-year-old woman from Phoenix, Arizona, has become the oldest to climb Africa's highest mountain. Anne Lorimor, a former university instructor, reached the summit earlier this month after a nine-day trek. Anne climbed for Creating Exciting Futures, her own charity that she founded to support disadvantaged youth. This is actually not the first time she's [...]

Ten-year-old twins climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro

I've received several emails over the past few days from a Mr Christopher Loynd, telling us of a recent expedition he took with his children up Kilimanjaro. Nothing unusual in that, of course - except that in this case the children's ages were remarkable. For starters, one of them, Amara Loynd, was only eight years [...]

Climbing Kilimanjaro with no porters

Kilimanjaro stripped back and unplugged: climbing Africa’s highest mountain 'unaided' By coincidence, over the past few weeks we’ve received several emails on a very similar subject. All of the correspondents want to climb Kilimanjaro. But none of them want all the fuss that goes with it. In other words, they want a climb with no [...]

What’s the best campsite on Kilimanjaro? 

The camps of Kilimanjaro: a highly subjective list of the best and worst    By our reckoning there are around 25official campsites on Africa’s highest mountain, as well as several unofficial ones that are still used regularly by tour operators but which have yet to receive official sanction from the park authorities, KINAPA. Admittedly, the locations [...]

Kilimanjaro flora – a new field guide

New Kilimanjaro Flora Guide out now! For years, people like myself who are a little (OK, very) obsessed about Africa's Highest Mountain have been crying out for a field guide to Kilimanjaro's flora. Why? Well, the climate and conditions on Kilimanjaro are so varied, as anybody who has already climbed it will know. This in [...]