Two trekkers die on Kilimanjaro in past few days.

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Two trekkers die on Kilimanjaro in past few days.

January 2nd, 2017|News Bulletins|

Two trekkers are believed to have died on Kilimanjaro since Christmas. The weather is said to be very bad at the moment – though it is doubtful that this has contributed to these deaths.

The first death has been reported by a Chinese news agency (http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2017-01/02/content_40025488.htm). The deceased is believed to be Johan Aclep, a 54-year-old Norwegian who, unusually, died at Simba Camp, below 3000m above sea level on the Rongai Route. The second victim, about whom less is known, died at a place that’s become known recently as Jamaica Point, which is just below Gilman’s Point at 5685m.

 

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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.