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A Guide to Kilimanjaro (guest post by Alex Bergin)

Posted 19 July 2019

With Comic Relief’s celebrity adventurers once again putting Kilimanjaro in the spotlight back in March, we asked International Mountain Leader and expedition guide Alex Bergin for his advice on tackling Africa’s highest peak.

At the risk of stating the obvious, Kilimanjaro is rather high. At 5,895m, it is over four times the height of Ben Nevis and a solid couple of thousand meters higher than required to present serious altitude-related health risks. So, despite it being sold as little more than an off-the-shelf trek, it needs to be taken seriously.

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