Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Beginners

For a variety of purposes, Kilimanjaro is well-known. First and foremost, since it is Africa’s highest point and one of the Seven Summits. Second, the mountain has a permanent ice cap that is shrinking, which is rare for a country with such a warm year-round climate. Third, in 1936, Ernest Hemingway published “The Snows of […]

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes

There are about 30,000 people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro every year using different Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes. This therefore makes Mount Kilimanjaro one of Africa’s most popular attractions. Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and a member of the fabled Seven Summits. Uhuru, the summit is also one of the most challenging attractions to reach! This Tanzania’s iconic […]

Are You Fit to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is graded strenuous and you should be in good physical fitness. You may need to have experience of multi-day trekking or walking trips prior to undertaking a Kilimanjaro climb. Most days on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro involve 4 – 7 hours of walking at altitude and the summit day is very strenuous with most […]

Kilimanjaro Records That You Did not Know

Fastest ascent of Kilimanjaro On August 13, 2014, Swiss mountain runner Karl Egloff ran to the 5895m summit in 4 hours and 56 minutes, thereby beating the previous ascent-only record of Spanish runner Kilian Jornet, set in 2010. Fastest ascent and descent That’s not the end of the story, however, for Karl then trotted back down to the gate in a total time […]

How Hard is Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

So how hard is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa. The roof of Africa as it is called stands at 19,341 feet. Despite being the highest free standing mountain in the world, it’s just a “walk up.” There is no technical climbing required. The secret however is in the preparation. […]