At the foot of the new route up the North Face of Kilimanjaro – day 6

Now the North Face climb group are encamped on the north side of Kilimanjaro. Their location is a completely new camp on a level, sheltered strip of land below a vast scree slope and steep rocky ridges.

Today the adventurers climbed up onto the rock ridge and trekked to a point just above 5000ms to gain altitude acclimatisation. This was important preparation for their summit bid tomorrow. Continue reading At the foot of the new route up the North Face of Kilimanjaro – day 6

Thursday at Barranco Junction – Day 2 of the Kilimanjaro North Face climb

It’s day 2 of the North Face climb, and our team of intrepid trekkers have just ascended all the way to Barranco Camp via the very steep, and rarely-trodden, Umbwe Trail.

Group leader Wayne called in with two phonecasts, which you can listen to here: Continue reading Thursday at Barranco Junction – Day 2 of the Kilimanjaro North Face climb

The first official ascent of Kilimanjaro’s North Face – departing in two days!

On 26 June, 5 adventurous climbers will depart from London on a flight to Kilimanjaro. They are to attempt to summit Kilimanjaro via its northern flank, in what will be the first official summit attempt via the newly opened North Face Route.

The group will be raising funds for the Special Boat Service Association, and are being supported by the Hogg Robinson Group.
Keep an eye on our blog over the coming weeks, as we provide regular updates from the climbers as they progress towards the summit of Africa‚Äôs highest mountain. Continue reading The first official ascent of Kilimanjaro’s North Face – departing in two days!

Oman School Expedition, Nov 2016 – Trip Report

In November 2016, six special needs students travelled to Oman on a life-changing expedition organised by Gane and Marshall. Here, Rich Berry from Sky College, one of the two schools involved, recounts the experience:

As part of our aspiration to provide life changing experiences we embarked on an overseas visit to the Middle East. Staff and a group of four students travelled four thousand miles to Oman where they trekked through the mountains and deserts whilst carrying out roles to develop both personal skills as well as team skills. The senior leadership team had difficult decisions to make as over a dozen students showed an interest in the challenge, but only four places were available. Several students from year nine to eleven completed small challenges along the way as part of the selection process. Continue reading Oman School Expedition, Nov 2016 – Trip Report

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