Carbon Neutral Climbing on Mount Kilimanjaro

There are fewer places on earth where the effect of global warming can be seen than on the snow cap of Kilimanjaro. Since the 1st survey in 1912, the glaciers on the mountain have shrunk by a ridiculous 82% and 33% of that has been since 1989. Current trends show that at the current rate the permanent snow cone will have disappeared in as little as 2 or 3 decades – and that’s conservative! A 2001 study by the Ohio State University shows that there could well be no more glaciers on Kilimanjaro by 2015. We really do think this is a sad state of affairs, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most iconic natural features!

How we are helping

It doesn’t take a scientist to work out that this is not a good sign. We’re not scientists but we figure that if we make a living sending clients to climb Kilimanjaro (getting there by plane, lots of carbon given off…) we’re not exactly helping the problem. So we have pledged to plant enough trees to offset the carbon given off by each climber we send to the mountain. We pay for this, not you but if you want to help out too, get in touch and we’ll tell you what you can do.

The best part is that the tree plantation we chose is in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, just a few hundred miles north of Mount Kilimanjaro. It helps to provide jobs for local people as well as cleaning up our world. So when your standing at Kilimanjaro’s famous sign telling you you’ve reached the roof of Africa, ask Thomas to point you in the direction of Kenya and see if you can see the trees!

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