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Kilimanjaro 19,000 Club Wraps up Climb

Hi everyone, Yesterday we all returned to Arusha for showers, and celebrating post-mountain. We were all very happy to reach the summit of Africa’s highest peak on December 9th- which happens to be Independence Day in Tanzania! The Tanzanian army … Continue reading

Kilimanjaro 19,000 Club Successful Summit!

Kilimanjaro 19,000 Club Poised for Summit Bid from Kosovo Camp

Kilimanjaro 19,000 Club Tackles Barranco Wall

Kilimanjaro 19,000 Club at Barranco Camp

Kilimanjaro 12/4 Team now called “The 19,000 Club”

Kilimanjaro 12/4 Team – Day 1 on the Trail

Kilimanjaro Winter Season Begins!

Hi everyone, Our 2018/19 Winter season is up and running! We are all prepped for the mountain! Some lost bags, but they eventually came so we are all good. Off we go to the Machame Gate of Kilimanjaro National Park. … Continue reading

Kilimanjaro Climb to Fight Cancer – Strong at Kosovo!

Kilimanjaro Climb to Fight Cancer – Great Views from 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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