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8th August 2017 | 0 comments

Kilimanjaro is the largest free-standing mountain in the world, the highest peak in Africa, and one of the Seven Summits.

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Kilimanjaro Inspire Evenings

14th May 2014 | 0 comments

Have you ever dreamed about standing on top of the world’s highest freestanding mountain? At 5895m Kilimanjaro draws an estimated 25,000 people every year to climb its trails. But why is this mountain so popular and what draws so many people to spend a week or more climbing one of its many routes, and what can you expect if you …

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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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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

23rd March 2012 | 0 comments

The Marangu is the traditional route up Kili, and has its own advantages and disadvantages… The Marangu Route is the oldest trail and has always been a very popular route. It is also the only ascent trail where camping is not necessary – indeed not allowed – with trekkers sleeping in dormitory huts along the way (which makes it the …

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Jordan Romero completes Seven Summits

15th January 2012 | 0 comments

At the end of December, 15-year old American Jordan Romero completed his Seven Summits by summiting Mount Vinson in the Antarctic. Jordan, who became the youngest person to have completed the Seven Summits, began his quest back in 2006 when he climbed Kilimanjaro at age 10. Controversy ensued when he attempted Everest in 2010 aged just 13, with criticism coming …