Tag: Kilimanjaro 2018

Londrossi Gate and Lemosho Glades

The first day of a typical Lemosho route hike is typically a stop at Londrossi gate on the western side of Shira, and a short hike from Lemosho Glades to Mti Mkubwa (the Big Trees Campground.)  The way we figured it would happen was something like… We will […]


Leaving on a jet plane!

Tomorrow we’re off on an adventure! Actually, the adventure before the adventure, because the only way to get plane tickets to Kilimanjaro without spending more than $10000 per ticket is to incur incredibly long lay-overs in multiple cities. We’ll be flying jetBlue from New Orleans to New York, where we […]

How to pick a route on Kilimanjaro

There are seven trails that lead up to the peak of Kilimanjaro but only one trail leading back down.  Each of the trails has its advantages and disadvantages, and nearly all of them would make for very fine adventures! For the Roaming Parkers’ 2018 Kilimanjaro Trek, we chose […]

Underwhelmed by really big things

About 11 years ago, the Roaming Parkers went on an epic road-trip, and being gluttons for punishment we took the 5-year old and two exchange students! We drove through Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada – covering about half of Historic Route 66. Along […]

First woman up Kili did it by herself!

The name, Kilimanjaro” is nearly synonymous with the concept of the Victorian or Edwardian explorer in the pith helmet overcoming unimaginable danger and discomfort to push back the fog from the edges of human knowledge and win glory for themselves and their sponsors.  Kilimanjaro is the epitome of […]