Category: Kilimanjaro

Megan on the race route

Impressive Finish at the Kilimanjaro Marathon

June 1, 2011

Marathoner and Thomson Safaris Kilimanjaro trekker, Megan, ran a fantastic race in Moshi’s Kilimanjaro Marathon in February. Placing 24th, she was the first non-African woman to finish.

Marcus Shapiro demonstrating training moves for climbing Kilimanjaro

Training for Kilimanjaro: Part 2

April 20, 2011

Fit For Trips provides Kilimanjaro training instruction by video, audio and personal support, exclusively to Thomson Safaris trekkers for the Grand Traverse, Umbwe and Western Approach Routes.

Fit for Trips trainer Marcus Shapiro

Training for Kilimanjaro: Part 1

April 15, 2011

How do I train for my Kilimanjaro trek? To answer this question and get you ready for your Kilimanjaro summit, we’ve partnered with the experts at Fit For Trips and have created route-specific, personal training regimens, custom-designed for you and your fitness level.

Helga at Uhuru Peak

Dream Big and Stay Positive

January 17, 2011

At 78, Helga set a goal to climb Kilimanjaro and became the second-oldest woman ever to reach the top.
She said “It came as a big surprise to me that I am the second oldest woman to successfully have reached the summit. I’m sure it is only thanks to Thomson Safaris’ superb crew.”

Kilian Jornet climbing Kilimanjaro in record time

Kilimanjaro in Record Breaking Time

October 6, 2010

Trail runner, Kilian Jornet, makes it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in record breaking time of 7 hours and 14 minutes.

Through the Roof movie

Kilimanjaro Documentary Premiere

May 12, 2010

Last weekend, Through the Roof, a documentary about the first female paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, premiered in Carlsbad, California. The film received great reviews as well as a standing ovation. Thomson Safaris was the official tour operator of this inspiring trek.

The Dugers reach the summit

“Words cannot explain how fortunate I feel…”

March 17, 2010

This trip was cooked up by my dad who has wanted to summit Kilimanjaro and go on a safari for as long as he can remember.  He painstakingly planned this entire trip so it would be a trip of a lifetime for everyone.  Every detail was thought out. However, life threw him a curve ball…

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