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Posts Tagged ‘Mt. Kilimanjaro’


Tanzanian Visa Requirements for a Kilimanjaro Charity Climb

October 15th, 2010
Is Mt. Kilimanjaro on your bucket list? What if you could climb to the top of it, stand on the summit, and know that in addition to conquering Africa's highest mountain, you were also raising money f0r a good cause? If you climb with the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, you can do just that. (H/t Gadling).  As they do every year, the group is holding a number of charity climbs to help raise money for African children affected by the AIDS epidemic.  The group provides much-needed medical supplies and medications that can help children with HIV live longer, fuller lives. There is no cure for the HIV virus or for AIDS, but modern medicine can keep it from being a swift death sentence-but most infected children in Africa don't have access to it.  In addition to pro

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Tanzanian Visa Requirements for the Winner of the Kilimanjaro Ultimate Adventure Sweepstakes

August 25th, 2010
Is "climbing Mount Kilimanjaro" on your list of things you absolutely must do before you die? Then check out the latest sweepstakes from Polarmax, Backpacker Magazine, Cotton Incorporated and Zara Tours: the Kilimanjaro Ultimate Adventure Sweepstakes (h/t Gadling). Whoever wins the sweepstakes gets the opportunity to take a guest to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with guide Macon Dunnagan. Dunnagan is an experienced climber who literally wrote the book on climbing Kilimanjaro. Well, a book, at least-his novel Sons of Kilimanjaro is about 4 men climbing the 19,340 foot mountain, and he's made the climb at least 16 times himself. The winner will also be protected from the elements with Polarmax clothing and gear, obviously, and will get to star in a climbing video for the Polarmax

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A Tanzanian Visa: Your First Step To Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

October 27th, 2009
Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa,  soaring up 19,336 feet above the valley below.  The challenge of making it to the summit attracts many tourists and adventurers. A big part of the draw is the fact that Kilimanjaro is the world's highest walkable mountain. However, it's important to bear in mind that "walkable" does not mean "cakewalk," even with porters to carry your baggage.  Every year people try to conquer Kilimanjaro and fail. According to Wikipedia, each year 10 climbers and 10-20 local porters die on the mountain. To maximize your chances of success, here's a list of things you'll need to do to prepare: Start training. You'll need to be in top shape to tackle Kilimanjaro. Book your trip through a reputable guide service. You can't climb

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