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Is it Dangerous to Camp in Kilimanjaro’s Crater?

Is it Dangerous to Camp in Kilimanjaro’s Crater?

On Kilimanjaro the one thing that separates the average guide from the well-trained professionals is their willingness to take clients camping in Kilimanjaro’s crater at 18,700 feet…

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Where are You Spending Christmas? The Shira Plateau

By on December 29, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel with 2 Comments
Where are You Spending Christmas? The Shira Plateau

The first scheduled Tusker Christmas climb is set for Dec. 21, 2018 and has some surprise seasonal trimmings, as well as plenty of rugged outdoor holiday cheer…

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Is There a New Kilimanjaro Climbing Route?

By on December 13, 2017 in Adventure, Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains with 0 Comments
Is There a New Kilimanjaro Climbing Route?

In January 2018, Eddie will take a scouting trip up Kilimanjaro seeking the seventh route. He is keeping his route details close to his down vest because…

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Machame Route: Should you climb Kilimanjaro in as few days as possible?

By on December 6, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel with 0 Comments
Machame Route: Should you climb Kilimanjaro in as few days as possible?

The Machame Route has been popular ever since Kilimanjaro opened to global tourism in the 1950s. At 37 miles gate-to-gate Machame is the shortest, but one of the steepest…

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Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

By on November 9, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel, Trekking with 1 Comment
Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

To climb Mt. Kilimanjaro you have six route choices. Not surprisingly the least taken is arguably the best…

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Kilimanjaro’s Five Botanic Worlds

Kilimanjaro’s Five Botanic Worlds

As you climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro you enter through the rainforest and ascend to an arctic icecap. To pass through these divergent worlds you need to be as adaptable as the plants and trees…

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Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide

Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide

Kombe is among Tusker’s top guides with a specialty in high altitude medical response. Kombe’s Tusker career arc reaches nearly as high as Kilimanjaro’s and Mt Everest’s Summits

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Recommended Meds, Vaccinations and Inoculations for Kilimanjaro

Recommended Meds, Vaccinations and Inoculations for Kilimanjaro

Medications and inoculations need to be taken as seriously as finding the right hiking boots for your Kilimanjaro climb. Do your homework both online and in your community…

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How to Prevent AMS

How to Prevent AMS

Slow down and drink You’ve trained for months and you’re 100 percent healthy exploding with energy after getting your first glimpse of Kilimanjaro. Once on the trail you’re like a lion chasing a gazelle—all adrenalin consumed by the chase. You by pass your fellow trekkers and despite your guides urging in Swahili pole pole (“go […]

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Evacuation Insurance: When to Pull the Ripcord

Evacuation Insurance: When to Pull the Ripcord

Many adventure travelers consider themselves so resilient that they can get out of any backcountry jam. This bulletproof mentality leads many to scoff at evacuation insurance until…

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