Mountains

Summit Day on Kilimanjaro and What to Expect

So climbing to the roof of Africa is on your bucket list and you’re wondering what to expect for summit day on Kilimanjaro? Climbing to over 19,000′ isn’t easy and summit day on Kilimanjaro has the potential to be the most difficult day of your life. It’s a midnight start with about seven hours of …

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Simple Kilimanjaro Packing List || June Thru October

Hiker sorts through backpack and other gear while climbing Kilimanjaro

A complete Kilimanjaro packing list that includes Kilimanjaro packing tips and Kilimanjaro gear reccomendations for a succesful summit to the roof of Africa.

Kilimanjaro Backcountry Adventures

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest mountain in Africa. There are glaciers that cover the top of the peak that could very well disappear in the next few decades. It is one of the seven summits and is located in the beautiful country of Tanzania. The trek is …

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The Machame Route: Climbing Kilimanjaro

The Machame Route, also known as the “Whiskey Route”, is one of the more popular ways to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Machame route winds its way from the base of Kilimanjaro through a variety of habitats making it one of the most scenic routes. This trail is also considered one of the …

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Kilimanjaro Training Guide

Flights purchased, deposit sent, gear checklist made and plans finalized means we are inching closer to our Tanzanian expedition. The weeks and months leading up to any adventure tend to be just as exciting as the trip itself. As our group continues to gather the necessary gear, we are also preparing both physically and mentally …

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Summiting Grays Peak

Our trip to Colorado had one goal, climb some 14ers. We opted for the highest, Mount Elbert, followed by a route where we could snag two at once. This being my first trip to Colorado, it was important to stay safe, but also see as much as possible during a long weekend. Grays Peak and …

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Visiting Georgetown, Colorado

It’s not hard to stumble upon unique mountain towns as you gallivant across the Rockies. A short drive from Denver reveals stunning landscapes and picturesque mountain ranges for as far as the eye can see. Coming from Florida, where the elevation tops out at about 345′ above sea level, it was easy to get distracted by …

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Summiting The Second Tallest Mountain In The Lower 48

If you are visiting Colorado, most likely your plans call for some time spent in and around the mountains. For the more adventurous, you might include a hike to the summit of a fourteener, which is a mountain that reaches 14,000′ or higher. Colorado boasts over fifty fourteeners scattered across the state. These mountains are …

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Staying In Leadville To Summit Mount Elbert

This past year I accomplished one of my bucket list goals by climbing to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and upon returning home I realized there is a mountain range right here in this country that I have yet to explore. A girl’s trip out to Colorado to summit the second tallest peak in the …

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Bled Castle, Slovenia

Sitting at the foothills of the Julian Alps, Bled is a small town just south of the Austrian border in the beautiful country of Slovenia. Perched on top of a steep cliff is Bled Castle, which is considered the oldest castle in Slovenia and one of the most visited attractions in the country. It made …

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