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On Africa’s Roof, Still Crowned With Snow

Monday, January 21st, 2008

The New York Times travel section has taken on Kilimanjaro. It brought back fond memories of the climb that I did there two years ago, at about this time. The writer took the same route and is good for waxing nostalgic

Tanzanian legislator wants errant investors spanked

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Spanking should be added in the list of punishments to deal with investors who are not abiding by the laid down laws.

Speechless!  Tanzanian legislator wants errant investors spanked

Dream Destinations: Mt. Kilimanjaro

Thursday, March 16th, 2006
Proving yet again, that they are on the cutting edge of travel (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) CNN/Budget Travel Online has listed a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro as one of the top seven 'dream trips' in their new series. They list only ... [Continue reading this entry]

Tanzanians Need Food

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
Tanzania: Food needed for 3.7 million Just wanted to put that out there...

Moshi Hit or Miss: Tourist Reviews from Tanzania

Monday, January 16th, 2006
The city in with all things Kilimanjaro are based, Moshi has few 'must do' attractions outside of its shining star. Ah, but what a star it is. Surprisingly few restaurants cater to the tourists, although hotels rely soley ... [Continue reading this entry]

Altitude Sickness and Side Effects of Diamox

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
Also posted on BnA Adventures today Travelers who take on popular treks like the Annapurna Circuit, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu/Inca Trail should be well versed in altitude sickness before their trip. Altitude sickness, also called mountain sickness, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Tips

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
This is a copy of the article I posted on BootsnAll Adventures today, based on my 'lessons learned'. Along with a motley crew of BootsnAll members, I climbed the Machame route of Mt. Kilimanjaro, summiting on New Year's Day, 2006. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Mt. Kili Recap

Monday, January 9th, 2006
Ok, so here are some long-promised pictures and the day-by-day accounts, modified journal entries. I suggest scrolling down and starting with the bottom, but hey, what do I know? As I mentioned in the last entry, I'll have ... [Continue reading this entry]

January 2: Machame/Mweka Route Day Seven

Monday, January 9th, 2006
BootsnAll Staffers Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (6,000 ft.) Descent time: 4 hrs Elevation change: -1250 m/-4101 ft Estimated distance: 10km/6.21 Final elevation: 1828 m/6000 ft Today we descend about 1400 meters (4,592') through the forest ... [Continue reading this entry]

January 1: Machame/Mweka Route Day Six

Monday, January 9th, 2006
Victory! Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to the Summit (5896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft) Summit time: 7 hrs Elevation change: +1300 m/+4265 ft Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles Final elevation: 5896 m/19343 ft Descent time: 5 ... [Continue reading this entry]