Daniel Leonard

    Daniel Leonard

    Assistant Tanzanian Guide

    Daniel grew up in Arusha, Tanzania, and has been working as a mountain guide on Kilimanjaro since 2009. He has studied language, and tourism and currently speaks Swahili, English, Spanish and French. Additionally, Daniel is trained and certified in mountain first aid. Daniel enjoys teaching clients mountain skills, and educating them about the history of Tanzania. Daniel is known by clients for his smile, patience, strength, and easy going manner.

    Significant Ascents

    • 100+ ascents of Kilimanjaro

    Certifications

    • 5 years working with Alpine Ascents groups
    • Mountain First Aid certified
    • Secondary school certificate of education at Enaboishu High School Arusha

    “The Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari were excellent in every respect. Alpine Ascents provided all necessary planning material to ensure we showed up for the trip well prepared and ready for the challenge. It was very clear the Alpine Ascents and their local guide staff have the Kilimanjaro deal down pat. Everything went extremely smoothly. It […]

    Mount Kilimanjaro BLOG

    • Kilimanjaro COVID-19 Hunger Relief Update

      by Eric Murphy  Our ongoing and very successful ($37,000 +) Kilimanjaro Covid-19 Hunger Relief Fundraiser has just completed the 2nd food distributions for all 310 crew and staff. Members from our Tanzanian partner company Big Expeditions handled all aspects of whole purchase and transport of over 12,000 lbs of rice, corn and sugar. Arusha crew […]

    • Kilimanjaro: A Tribute to our Tanzanian Crew

      by Paul Koubek  As one of the western guides fortunate to work with the Alpine Ascents Kilimanjaro Program, when I was asked to write a blog post about any topic I wanted, the first thing that came to mind for me about my experience on Kilimanjaro was: the people! Every Alpine Ascents climb of Kilimanjaro […]

    • Hunger Relief Fundraiser Raises Over $30K for Kilimanjaro Crew

      We have not been able to operate Kilimanjaro expeditions since February 2020, and during that time our friends over in Tanzania have not been far from our mind. COVID-19 has decimated the Kilimanjaro tourism industry and the income that the local people rely on to house and feed their families. In a typical year, travel […]

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