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Mount Kilimanjaro packing list FOR GIRLS

Finding a Mount Kilimanjaro packing list for girls can be tricky. There are sooo many packing lists out there, but all too many of these lists have unnecessary items. Seriously, do you really want to be lugging teddy bears and potties up the highest mountain in...

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. Have a read and see how many you already knew, and how many are a complete surprise! #1 Nobody knows where the name 'Kilimanjaro'...

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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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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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Hi, am Dr Hayley Stainton

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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