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10 interesting Mount Kilimanjaro facts

Located in east Africa and standing at 19,340 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most famous mountains in the world - and for good reason. There's a lot to learn about Mount Kilimanjaro, and I've compiled a list of 10 interesting Mount Kilimanjaro facts for you....

The Kilimanjaro toilet experience

So I never thought I would be writing a blog post about toilets, but seen as the Kilimanjaro toilet experience is one of the biggest things on people’s minds when climbing the mountain and it definitely formed part of my love-hate-relationship with Mount Kilimanjaro. Here is the low-down:  Are there any ‘normal’ toilets on Mount Kilimanjaro? Yes! If you choose to climb the Marangu Route, more...

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Will I Die When Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?

Will I Die When Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? This was a genuine question that I had prior to commencing my ascent. Perhaps it’s because I’m a mum now, or maybe it’s because I’m getting older and ‘wiser’, I don’t know. Either way, I was a little bit concerned. Deaths on Mount Kilimanjaro And I was right to be. Somebody DID die whilst I was on the mountain, in fact I was probably only feet away...

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I’m a Girl- What Do I REALLY Need to Pack for my Kilimanjaro Climb?

Finding a Kilimanjaro packing list for girls can be tricky and it's hard to know what you will or won't need. In fact, packing can be an arduous chore for any trip (trust me I know this more than ever now that I have to think about what to pack when travelling with a baby on most trips).  On my recent trip to Kathmandu, for example, I stupidly packed only summer clothes thinking it was...

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Mount Kilimanjaro

People told me I was crazy for signing up to climb Mount Kilimajaro. Looking back on it they were probably right- I blame my post-pregnancy hormonal, emotional and slightly less slender than I would like self. I hate the cold, I’m scared of heights and I have a mild case of cleanliness OCD… so why on earth would I sign up to spend a week enduring all of these things? Actually, this isn’t the...

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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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