Category Archives: Africa

International Backcountry Accidents – Vancouver, Sherpas, Snowdonia, France, South Africa

International backcountry accident wrap up:

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2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah

Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

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February 11, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington Boston Globe – United States MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …

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Kilimanjaro Fee Hike Does Not Deter Visitors

The increase in Kilimanjaro fees from US $30 to $60 has not decreased the number of visitors.

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Trail to Kilimanjaro Closed in Wake of Fatal Rock Fall That Killed 3

Authorities have closed a trail to Kilimanjaro After three Americans were killed in a rock slide.

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6.6 Pound Tanzanite Gem — World’s Biggest — Discovered on Kilimanjaro

Bloomberg reports the world’s largest tanzanite gem — rarer than diamonds — was discovered near Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Peter Gruber and Thomas Brunauer Claim 9 Hour 50 Minute Roundtrip Kilimanjaro Record

Xinhuanet reports Austrians Peter Gruber and Thomas Brunauer claim to have a round Kilimanjaro record of 9 hours and 50 minutes.

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Sean Burch Claims to Climb Kilimanjaro in Record 5 Hours 28 Minutes and 58 Seconds

The Guardian reports Sean Burch from Washington State climbed Kilimanjaro from Gate to summit in a record 5 hours 28 minutes and 58 seconds.

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Tanzania Upset Over Kenya Claim to Kilimanjaro

The BBC reports Tanzania is upset that Kenya told tourist operators Kilimanjaro is in Kenya.

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RMI Expands Guide Service to 5 of 7 Summits

The News Tribune reports that Rainier Mountaineering Inc. which will lose its monoply to Rainier guided climbs in 2006 plans to leads trip to 5 of the 7 summits.

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Elephant Kills Off Trail Hiker at Murchison Falls National Park

Xinhuanet reports that an elephant with a calf attacked off trail hikers at Murchison Falls National Park,some 350 km northwest of Kampala.

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Proposed Kilimanjaro Fee Increase for $30 to $100

The Guardian reports the Tanzania National Parks Authority is proposing to increase the entrance fees to Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks from $30 US to $100 US.

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Corruption Charges About Overcrowding on Kilimanjaro’s Marangu Trail

AllAfrica tells a story of corruption regarding Kilimanjaro permits causing overcrowding on the mountain. More than 25,000 tourists climb Kilimanjaro each year, often paying thousands of dollars for the privilege, and each of the three routes up the mountain is … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Porters Protest Working Conditions

The London Times reports porters who carry bags up Mount Kilimanjaro to alert the world to horrible conditions including as many as ten porters being forced to sleep in tents designed for four, no sleeping bags or mats and not … Continue reading

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Cops on Top Kilimanjaro Audio Blog Wows ‘Em At Slashdot

Cops on Top Expedition has gotten notice of the ultimate geek site slashdot.org because of its use of its audio blog via satellite phone (you can listen via mp3) of its expedition up Kilimanjaro. There’s an interesting debate there on … Continue reading

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