Touching the Summit

Archives

When we think of Kilimanjaro, we think of that lone standing volcanic peak that peers out from the clouds beneath, with a handful of giraffes stood in the foreground. Spoiler alert: I never saw any giraffes in the near vicinity of the Kilimanjaro National Park. But the volcano is stood among greenery and that infamous peak is visible and peers above the clouds. Many think of Kilimanjaro as a trip of a… Read More

A lot of Kilimanjaro kit lists out there are flooded with affiliate links or are websites trying to flog their own gear. While there is nothing wrong with this, often these products are not budget friendly. When I climbed Kilimanjaro I had no job, no savings, or no sponsor. I was supported by myself. I worked a summer school job for a week which gave around 400 quid to buy my remaining… Read More

Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania and it stands at 5895m. As you approach this single standing mountain from Moshi, you’ll understand why they call Uhuru Peak the “roof of Africa”. There are 6 possible routes to the summit, but the route you select depends on your experience and budget. I did the Machame route, which is one of the more popular routes, but still very beautiful and challenging! Here are 6 tips… Read More