Category Archives: Adventure

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’s highest mountain. Continue reading The first official ascent of Kilimanjaro’s North Face – departing in two days!

Client Feedback: Stunning footage from the Mountains of the Moon

We have some wonderful footage of the Rwenzori Mountains to share, courtesy of seven of our climbers who travelled with us to the “Mountains of the Moon” earlier this summer.

Mahmoud, Ale, Shahid, Jassim, Waleed, Ammar and Zubayr spent 8 days in the Rwenzoris. Heavy rains put a damper on their climb, but didn’t stop them from capturing some beautiful footage of the mountains, which you can view on youtube via the links below:

https://youtu.be/Sd1xihkCjgc

https://youtu.be/-ifhz8Bnbdc

Thank you to the climbers for sharing their excellent footage!

If you’d like to learn more about trekking and climbing in the Rwenzoris, visit our Rwenzori trekking and Mt Stanley destination pages.

What’s new in Africa? New adventures: Kilimanjaro North Face, Mt Kenya bike safari, Ethiopia photo tour, and more!

This year we’ll be launching several new safari and adventure programmes in Africa, including an original biking route around Mount Kenya; an entirely new climbing route to the summit of Kilimanjaro; a special peak baggers’ itinerary to climb Africa’s three highest mountains; and a photographers’ tour to Ethiopia, led by expert photographer Simon Stafford. We also have lots of exciting new developments outside of Africa to share with you.
Continue reading What’s new in Africa? New adventures: Kilimanjaro North Face, Mt Kenya bike safari, Ethiopia photo tour, and more!

Botswana Fully Serviced Mobile Safari

Our Southern Africa specialist Sarah recently returned from a mobile camping safari to Botswana. Here’s what she saw:

With the annual rains due to arrive any time in December, the proposition of camping in the wet was not my idea of fun, but luck was on my side, the rains stayed away and I got to experience mobile camping with SGS safaris. Continue reading Botswana Fully Serviced Mobile Safari