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What a lovely way to start the week!

January 22nd, 2015|News Bulletins|

Received this smashing email the other day from someone who used our guidebook on #Kilimanjaro – and have just received permission from them to post it on our website. So here it is, produced here for no other reason than to show off, really.

Makes it all worthwhile…

“Dear Henry and Co!

I just wanted to take my time and write you all a email to say thank you. Because on 25th of October 2014 I made it to the top of Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa and it’s mainly thanks to you! Even though I wasn’t able to do the climb with your group because of the lack of dates and because of economical reasons couldn’t do a private climb, I am one hundred percent sure I could never have done it without your amazing guidebook..

The book was (and still is!) my bible and without all the things I learned from it I would never have made it to the top. It all started in 2009, I was 14 years old and had just got this strange obsessive behaviour about Kili and found your Web page where I read everything I could. The following year I got the book as a Christmas gift by my parents and since then it has only been me and the book. During the following years it got a lot of marks to higlight the most important things and a bunch of post its to mark important pages and I don’t know how many times I’ve read it.

Without your book I would never have made it to the top. I don’t think I would have made it to Tanzania at all.. I learned everything I needed to know about preparing for the climb and what to bring with me, what to expect, about the climate and all the plants and flowers (which I actually didn’t care so much about before I was on the mountain, thank god I had the book since my guide was just as interested as I had been before) and the amazing description of Machame Route so I knew exactly what would happen every day.

Thank you for helping me to make my big dream come true. Making it to the top has been the biggest dream of my life. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was the most amazing and toughest thing I will ever have done in my entire life but I am so extremely happy that I made it.

Regards,
Josefine Oskarsson, Sweden “

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.