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Normal Route Team 3 arrives in Penitentes

Today our team moved up from Mendoza to Penitentes. We had a quick stop in Puqios to unload all of our expedition gear to be loaded on the mules. Tomorrow we begin our trek into Confluencia and everyone is very … Continue reading

Team mashindi kili are back!!!

Hi everyone this is tom chambers checking in for the last time. We are all back down from the mountain and are now flying to the Serengeti for a safari. This was an unforgettable adventure and achievement for all.

Kilimanjaro Champions are Champions as team reaches summit in windy conditions !

Team: Jambo #5 summits and back to Arusha

Hello Everyone, Today, after a great sleep last night, we all made it down to the gate at Mweka today, had a celebratory lunch and now are heading back to Arusha! Thanks for following along on this great adventure. It … Continue reading

Kilimanjaro Champions get ready for summit bid


Kilimanjaro Jambo #5 reach summit !

Kilimanjaro Champions reach Karanga Camp



  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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