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Kilimanjaro Kitlist

10th February 2013 | 0 comments

Whichever route you’re planning to trek, Kilimanjaro requires a range of essential gear to keep you warm and comfortable… Because of the different temperate zones on Kili, you need a range of clothing to cope as you may encounter everything from hot and sunny weather to wind and rain, to sub-zero temperatures. Luckily, you’ll have porters to carry your kitbag …

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T&M team summits Kili via Western Breach

1st February 2013 | 1 comment.

The first Trek & Mountain reader expedition ended in success this week, with all 6 members of the team summiting Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru peak on 29th January. The expedition, sponsored by leading outdoor brand Helly Hansen, took the most direct and toughest route up the mountain, the Umbwe route, before ascending to the crater rim by the infamous Western Breach, the …

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Trek & Mountain readers begin Kili The Hard Way trek

19th January 2013 | 0 comments

Having escaped a snowbound UK on Friday 18th, Trek & Mountain’s ‘Kili The Hard Way 2013’ team begin their adventure on Sunday with an acclimatisation trek up nearby Mt Meru, before readying themselves to tackle Kilimanjaro itself. Why ‘the hard way’, you may ask? Well, the route we have chosen for our first ever reader expedition is the little-trekked Umbwe …

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Kili The Hard Way blog – Brecon Beacons Training Weekend

11th January 2013 | 1 comment.

Team member Liz Miall writes about the last training weekend before the team heads off for Tanzania… Friday 4th January Christmas is all but done and dusted, the decorations are mostly down and only remnants of Christmas cake and the odd strawberry Quality Street remain. 2013 is heralded in with gusto and for me, a certain amount of trepidation because …

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Kili The Hard Way blog – Snowdonia training weekend

5th December 2012 | 0 comments

By Kili team-member Liz Miall   MINUS 2 MONTHS – 17TH–18TH NOVEMBER I thought this was going to be a bit of an assessment/selection weekend for Kili The Hard Way 2013 sponsored by Helly Hansen, but it turns out no – we’re in! The itinerary for the weekend starts at 7pm with a briefing, meet our leader for the weekend …