Gear that we love for climbing Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Tips: Your Skin on Kilimanjaro

May 16, 2013

Kilimanjaro is just three degrees south of the equator; make sure to wear strong sunscreen every day (lips too), and polarized sunglasses with 100% UV protection.

Vanessa on the trail with fellow trekkers

Kilimanjaro Tips: Trails & Treadmills

May 11, 2013

Enjoy the summer weather and hit the trails for some great Kilimanjaro training… simple day hikes will help you get used to trail conditions, break in your boots, adjust to the weight of your daypack, and practice the rest step.

Kelsey Wilson and friends at the top of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Tips: Rainforest to Glacier Gear

May 5, 2013

How do you dress for weather in the rainforest to the glaciers? Learn to layer! Thomson Safaris staffers have the insider tips to stay warm at night and much more.

Tanzanian schoolchildren

Kilimanjaro Tips: Climb to Support Tanzanian Communities

May 1, 2013

Thomson Safaris was a founding member of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project and are the only ones to outfit their porters in professional climbing uniforms. We’ve helped to build 15+ schools through Focus on Tanzanian Communities and would love to take you to see conservation in action and one of the most amazing places on earth, Tanzania.

Vanessa at Uhuru Peak

Seven Summits Climber Continues to the Ends of the Earth to Reach Goal

March 26, 2013

Climbing Kilimanjaro with Thomson Safaris was an absolute pleasure. I couldn’t have wished for a better support team for my ‘7th’ summit! Vanessa O’Brien completed the Seven Summits challenge with Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa and plans on completing the Explorer’s Grand Slam when she reaches the North Pole next month.

Molly Dunne

Molly summits Kilimanjaro!

October 19, 2012

Dr. Scott Olitsky, who raised money on two Thomson Safaris’ Kilimanjaro treks for HHT asked us to carry 7-year old Molly Dunne’s photo to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in order to fulfill items off her bucket list.

Gear for climbing Kilimanjaro

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel!

August 13, 2012

Once I started packing for my trek, it was a lot easier than I thought. The Thomson Safaris’ Kilimanjaro Prep Guide was helpful and easy to use. I’m ready to go and really excited! Here’s a list of helpful tips from my colleagues who have already climbed and summited Kili…

Trailhead of a training hike

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel! Post 3: Training on the Trail

July 26, 2012

During my hike last weekend, I practiced the rest step, a technique hikers use conserve energy. Watch the video below to learn how this is effective on long hikes requiring muscle endurance, like Kilimanjaro. My trek with Thomson Safaris is approaching quickly!

Leg-strengthening moves for a Kilimanjaro climb

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel! Post 2: Training in the Gym

July 10, 2012

Instead of doing this on a Stairmaster, I prefer 8-10 minute sets on a single flight of stairs because it not only forces me to focus and puts me into the zone but it also gives me the opportunity to train for the descent… don’t forget, you have to walk down several thousand feet from the summit! Follow Rachel’s journey as she trains for her Kilimanjaro climb with Thomson Safaris via the Western Approach Route in August.

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