Tag: Dispatches

The Snails go on Safari

Jambo friends, family and loved ones, We had an early breakfast and did some last minute photo swaps. Fortunately not all of the cameras froze on the summit. The ceremonial signing is our summit guitar officially concluded our climb. And … Continue reading

Tough as Snails descend to Arusha

Jambo friends, family and loved ones! We Snails slide our way down to the Mewaka gate at the edge of the park. When we got here the whole crew threw a celebration party for us. There was singing,dancing and wonderful … Continue reading

We climb to 10,000” today

Jambo friends, family and loved ones, We loaded up our Land Cruiser with all of our mountain equipment and drove the the park entrance gate at Machame. We decided our team name would be “Tough as Snails” because we are … Continue reading

Team Hayfin at Barranco Camp

Hi Everyone, Today Team Hayfin successfully completed a challenging eight hour day of hiking that included a high point of 15,200 ft! From our high point, we descended past Giant Senecio trees and are now camped close below the upper … Continue reading

Team Hayfin at Shira Camp

Hi everyone! Since sending you photos of our departure from town yesterday, we have advanced to the 12,500 ft level on the mountain. The team is doing well! We hiked for around six hours yesterday through the forest zone on … Continue reading

Team Hayfin Departs Arusha

Hi everyone! Team Hayfin spent the day in Arusha yesterday making final preparations for the climb. We enjoyed meals together and sorted and packed our gear. Everyone is excited and ready for the climb! We are now on our way … Continue reading

Kilimanjaro Cybercast Update.

It’s 23 rd of August 2023 .. today we had a short day to Karanga Campsite, At 13,300ft above the sea level. Team had a lot of rest before we get in the position the head up to high camp … Continue reading

Kilimanjaro Update.

It’s 22nd of August , 2023. Team “ WASHINDI” , they are at Barranco Campsites today at 13,000ft above the sea level. Team doing great after their Acclimatization at Lava Tower @ 15,100ft above the sea level. Barranco Campsite is … Continue reading

Welcome climbers to Kilimanjaro!

Jambo friends, family and loved ones, The whole team showed up yesterday with all the gear and smiling faces. So we met for breakfast this morning and discuss the plan for the day. It was busy with orientation in the … Continue reading

Kilimanjaro Update.

It’s the 21st August, 2023. We are at Shira Curve Campsite at 12,600ft above the sea level from Machame hut. We had a great day a lot of shine sine in the morning, above the clouds. With the stunning views … Continue reading

Mount Kilimanjaro BLOG

  • 2022 Kilimanjaro Webinar

    Are you planning on climbing to the roof of Africa this summer?  If so, check out the 2022 Kilimanjaro webinar that we hosted on May 25th.  Our Kilimanjaro Program Director, Eric Murphy, outlined our COVID-19 protocols, the Tanzanian VISA process, and gave a detailed overview of the trip and what to expect.  We wrapped up […]

  • 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 […]

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