Emergency Services Challenge - Kilimanjaro 19th - 29th September 2024
We are excited to announceSky Blue Adventures, in partnership with the Emergency Services Challengeare running this trip to Kilimanjaro in 2024. Our team is excited to be working with such a dynamic group of individuals who have dedicated their lives to serving their communities. We understand the unique challenge that such a trek presents, and we are honoured to be given the opportunity to support our emergency service colleagues in achieving this incredible feat. Sky Blue Adventures is owned and run by Former and ServingEmergency Service Workers with years of guiding experience, our team is dedicated to ensuring that this trip is a successful and unforgettable experience for all involved. We will be supported by 360 Expeditions who will be providing all logistical support including our flights.
Kilimanjaro 5,895m / ‘The Roof of Africa’ / Uhuru Peak (take your pick). One of the famed 7 Summits, this lone mountain dominates the African horizon. A carefully thought out plan is essential to gain its coveted summit.
Our favourite route, the Lemosho, approaches from the west and ascends through arid lowlands before a hike up onto the Shira Plateau moorlands. Here you’ll encounter Giant Groundsels, huge mutant weeds unique to Kilimanjaro which pepper the landscape. From Shira, we pass the great lava tower and, with a helping hand from our dedicated team, climb the exhilarating Barranco Wall. Then it’s don head torches and make for the summit under moonlight. You’ll get good time at the top to reflect on your achievement before descending through lush tropical rainforests crowded with monkeys and butterflies. Everyone experiences something magical climbing ‘Kili’: incredible sunsets over the vast African plains, the surreal ever-changing landscape, the rousing dancing and singing with our much-loved support team, and ultimately, sheer pride at climbing Africa’s highest point.
This fully supported expedition is attainable by those with a good base level of fitness and deservedly tops the bucket list of everyone with an adventurous spirit. Our 7-day trek allows you to get acclimatised for the summit attempt and enjoy the mountain to its utmost.