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Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide: Simon Minja

Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide: Simon Minja

As a boy growing up at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Simon Minja cut grass for his father’s cows, but knew he had a higher calling. He peered skyward to the Kibo summit hoping to join his dad atop the mountain one day…

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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

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?

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?

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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