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Lovely couple of emails received from clients

May 10th, 2014|News Bulletins|

Lovely couple of emails received from a couple of clients who were on the same trek back in March: Here’s just one of them, from Anne Wagner – proof that you don’t need to be in the very first flush of youth to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro!

“Hi Henry

Just sending a belated thank you for organising my Kilimanjaro trek (Rongai 12- 18 March). I’m sure you’ve already received feedback from others in  my group but will add mine anyway. Your guide book proved to be great  reading to prepare for Kili. The guides and porters were terrific too. They looked after us really well, attending to all the practical arrangements along the way efficiently, feeding us mountains of great food and looking out for our physical well being all the time. The chief guide, Joshua, was really reassuring – and authoritative when needed. I felt very confident in his leadership – even if it felt like boot camp at times!

Thanks for the encouragement to tackle the climb. I’m so happy that I have proved to myself that as an ageing 62 yr old backpacker,  I don’t have to lapse into sedentary cruises and garden/gourmet tours of Europe. (Am just trying to persuade myself that I don’t need to tackle the Kokoda track ,Papua New Guinea, to prove myself again!) 

I’m really hoping to see more of Africa in the future.
Best wishes
Anne Wagner”

About the Author:

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.