Having guided mountains in Africa for the last twenty-five years, I find myself enjoying the experience of being an older climber, perhaps not quite a baby boomer, but certainly a man over fifty, and I think there are a handful of advantages to being an older climber, particularly in the matter of climbing Kilimanjaro. Pole-Pole….that […]
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Separating the Fact from the Fiction There has long been an aura of risk about climbing Kilimanjaro via the famed Western Breach. The matter came to a head in early 2005 with the death of three American climbers as a consequence of a rockfall. The route was briefly closed and assessed, perhaps more an act […]
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is one of those bucket list achievements that anyone with an outdoor bent should consider.
The following is an excerpt from American Hunter, explorer and adventurer Peter MacQueen’s account of his 1909 hunting expedition in East Africa AFTER a delightful week with the Germans and the colonists of Moschi we made ready for an ascent of Kilimanjaro. We consulted with Sultan Sulima, and he procured for us sixteen of his […]