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5 Ways Tanzania Changed My Life

Several years ago I flew off to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and try to impress a beautiful woman. In the end I failed to reach the summit, but I did impress the woman enough for her to marry me. It’s been years since my first visit to Tanzania and I long ago reached Uhuru […]

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5 Ways to Save on Climbing Kilimanjaro

Every time I do a Kilimanjaro presentation people ask about how much it costs and how they might save some money.  So here are a few suggestions I’ve come up with over the years and after my own research. 1.  Fly with Ethiopian or South African Air These days the biggest expense is definitely the […]

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5 Ways Kilimanjaro Changed My Life

My journey to the top of Africa changed my life Several years ago I flew off to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and try to impress a beautiful woman.  In the end I failed to reach the summit, but I did impress the woman enough for her to marry me.  It’s been years since my […]

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The Amazing Kilimanjaro Porters

I was at work the other day and our leadership team was talking about how important it is that people feel empowered to make a difference.  One VP said we needed to see more “everyday champions.”  He meant we needed to see more ordinary people who just did their jobs well and made the company […]

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Helping Kilimanjaro Porters

Rainier Mountaineering Inc and the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project have partnered to get 10,000 pieces of mountain clothing and gear to help protect Kilimanjaro’s porters while helping clients on Africa’s tallest peak.

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Avoid Rainy Season on Kilimanjaro

A recent post about when to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro has me questioning when really is the best time to try to reach the top of the African continent.    The author suggests that really any time is fine, even the rainy season. “April to May is rainy season and most people avoid trekking in such a […]

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Porters

Read about how climbers and porters work together to get up Kilimanjaro.

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