Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes – Which One is Right for You?

When we booked our Kilimanjaro Climb, I was surprised to learn just how many routes there are to the ‘Roof of Africa’ – and that this magical mountain offers six different passageways to cater for every age, every fitness level, and every budget. Everyone who attempts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro has one goal in mind…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – What Goes Up Must Come Down!

When a lifelong dream becomes a reality, I believe that one of the best ways to preserve those precious memories is to put the experience down in words. A diary, a notepad, or in this case, a blog, are great tools for remembering, sharing and reliving those highs and lows that come with an extreme…

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 7 Summit Attempt

When a lifelong dream becomes a reality, I believe that one of the best ways to preserve those precious memories is to put the experience down in words. A diary, a notepad, or in this case, a blog, are great tools for remembering, sharing and reliving those highs and lows that come with an extreme…

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 6 Barafu Camp

When a lifelong dream becomes a reality, I believe that one of the best ways to preserve those precious memories is to put the experience down in words. A diary, a notepad, or in this case, a blog, are great tools for remembering, sharing and reliving those highs and lows that come with an extreme…

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 5 Karanga Camp

When a lifelong dream becomes a reality, I believe that one of the best ways to preserve those precious memories is to put the experience down in words. A diary, a notepad, or in this case, a blog, are great tools for remembering, sharing and reliving those highs and lows that come with an extreme…

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 2 Machame Gate

When a lifelong dream becomes a reality, I believe that one of the best ways to preserve those precious memories is to put the experience down in words. A diary, a notepad, or in this case, a blog, are great tools for remembering, sharing and reliving those highs and lows that come with an extreme…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – We Did It!

We have dreamed about it for years, we have talked about it for months, and now I am very happy (and quite proud!) to say we have done it, “it” being of course – the conquering of Mount Kilimanjaro!   Tougher, higher and more beautiful than we had ever imagined, Kilimanjaro, and Tanzania in general,…

Training for Kilimanjaro – Hiking and Biking our way to Uhuru Peak

Many of our dear blogging friends have asked us to share our Kilimanjaro training regime, and while we are no sports doctors or fitness experts, we have collected a variety of tips and tricks from fellow ‘Kili’ conquerors, and the going to date is, so far…so good. If you Google “training for Kilimanjaro” you will…

Taking the Whiskey Route to the Roof of Africa

With just 82 days (that’s 1,968 hours or 118,080 minutes for those who are interested!) until we set off on our mission to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, our days our spent training, reading up on Tanzania and the great mountain itself, and wondering what on earth we have let ourselves in for! A journey of self-discovery…