Monday, January 10, 2011

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Wow!  The TV show "Shamwari - A Wild Life" was pretty good on Monday night.  Did you see the vet giving that big lion a vasectomy?  It certainly brought a tear to my eye I can tell you.  I'm glad the sedation lasted long enough.  The lion might have been slightly irritable if he'd woken up to find the vet doing unspeakable things to his nether regions.  Great series.  Don't forget to watch it. 6.30pm on ABC weeknights.

This coming October 5th I will be leading a group on a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.  If you are interested in joining please contact either myself or Ucango Travel.  The basic details are below.  Contact me for more detailed information.  What an experience it promises to be.  It will be nothing short of life-changing for all of us.  Why not get a few sponsors together and make some money for your favourite charity by making it to the top.

There are numerous theories on how Mount Kilimanjaro got it's name but one of my favourites is that it means "The Mountain that defeats the bird."  Another favourite of mine is that it is derived from a local joke and that it means "Little Hill."  A little hill it most certainly is not.  It's height is 5895 metres.  That's 19,341 feet.  It is the world's tallest free standing mountain.  In other words not part of a range.  The best thing about it is that there is no technical climbing involved in reaching the summit - just a long uphill walk.  Sounds easy doesn't it.  Actually it is a very climbable mountain.  The youngest to complete the climb was only 7 years old and the oldest was an octogenarian.

Our group will be professionally guided, safety is paramount and porters are provided.  It is a camping tour.  I've chosen to camp because the mountain huts can be noisy, so you lose much needed sleep.  Mount Kilimanjaro is situated in  northern Tanzania and is easily accessed through either Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam.  There are two local airports - Arusha and Kilimanjaro.  After the climb why not relax on a beach at Zanzibar or go on safari.  The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater or nearby and should not be missed.

So, please join me in Tanzania on 5 October 2011.  I'll look really silly standing on the roof of Africa on my own.

Queensland registered travel agent licence number 3181 385
Phone 1300 822 646
or 07 5451 8600.

Alternatively call me – Peter Emery 0449 689 447

8 Day Mount Kilimanjaro
Small Group Camping Adventure
6 Participants max.
From $1889 per person
Twin share – Land only.
Departs 05 October 2011

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