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Don’t feed the children

In every developing country I have visited, I see children begging. Each time I am torn about helping. I know they probably do need food or money but I also know it is dangerous to give them either. Here is one perspective from my time living in Tanzania & Kenya and from my experience on...
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Volunteering: What you need to know

Empower someone more disadvantaged than you is one of the most rewarding experiences you could ever have. Before you quite or day job, buy a one-way ticket and head off to save the world, here are a few things you should consider to ensure you are truely making the positive impact that you want to.
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5 things I wish I knew before I climbed Kilimanjaro

The first time I climbed Kilimanjaro, I was a 20-year-old uni student, in peak physical condition who believed he was invincible. Add a team of local guides with a policy of ‘summit at all costs’ and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Here are 5 things I wish I knew before I climbed.
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What makes an unforgettable adventure?

Living, volunteering and traveling across the globe, I’ve realized I’m an adventure junkie. I enjoy sitting by the pool, nursing a beer and relaxing but it doesn’t excite me. Meeting new people, immersing in different cultures, tasting funky foods and experience LIFE in all its raw, imperfect beauty – that’s where the real fun is. Hiking...
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The Dangers of Panic

It should come as no surprise that mountaineering is an inherently dangerous endeavor. We face many challenges when we decide to go high; altitude sickness, rock falls, snow/ice conditions, weather, equipment failures to name a few. Many of these factors can be mitigated through quality equipment, training and an experienced climbing team. There are of...
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7 Kilimanjaro Packing Essentials

If you’re about to climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world, you’re probably pulling your hair out over the never-ending list of gear you’ve been told to bring. I understand how overwhelming (and expensive) it can be. Rather than give you another long list, here are the 7 ESSENTIALS YOU MUST PACK (ranked in...
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20 Essential Kilimanjaro tips

Kilimanjaro is a once in a life time experience that you will never forget. Whilst there are some basic steps you need to take to make sure you are safe, here are a 20 "unsung hero" tips that will ensure you enjoy the journey as well. 
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7 tips to successfully summit Mt Kilimanjaro

When I tell people how many times I've climbed Kilimanjaro, the first thing they ask is if I'm crazy. The next is, "what's your secret to success?" Here's my 7 tips to ensure you enjoy a successful journey on Kilimanjaro. 
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Summiting Kili – New Years Day, 2017

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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Chris’ Kilimanjaro Vlog

In Dec 2016, Chris climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with Adventure Out Loud. Originally planning to complete the Machame Route in 7 days, we were forced to amended our itinerary due to persistent rain and snow. Here is a Vlog of Chris' journey trekking the highest free standing mountain in the world.
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86 year old summits Mt Kilimanjaro

Having successfully climbed Kilimanjaro on multiple occasions, I think this is an unbelievable achievement. I'm sure there was a lot of training involved but what I love most about the feat, it proves that "where there's a will there's a way".
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