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Epic 2017 End of Year Update
Dec 20 2017
Another momentous year…not sure where it has gone! This year was a first for Epic - we ran adventures to all seven continents (yes, we even ran a climb of Mont Blanc!).

For me personally the year started in Patagonia and Antarctica with a trek in Patagonia followed by our fly-in, fly-out Antarctica cruise. I then rolled onto Everest Base Camp in April and then to New Guinea and the Kokoda Track in June. July, August and September featured a number of safaris in Africa. One of these was our inaugural trek and paddle in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Interspersed with these trips I visited the US, Italy, the UK and Morocco. [Read More]
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OUR GUIDES AND TRAVELLERS REPORT FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
Epic Journeys - Newsletter Update 2017
A update on some of Epic's journeys from the past 6 months and into 2017. Featuring a word from Brad and the latest from our guides in the field - from Australia, Indonesia, Africa, North and South America and India, Bhutan and Nepal.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – 5 things you should know (from a novice climber)
Having lived and loved Africa as long as I have, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was always something I wanted to do, and this year the dream became a reality. From pre-climb fitness to altitude, here are 5 things to know if you are thinking about climbing Africa's highest mountain.
Climbing Kilimanjaro
I am a safari guide, and climbing mountains has never really been my focus. However, having lived and loved Africa as long as I have, Mt Kilimanjaro was always something that I had wanted to do, and in July the dream became reality. As a ‘novice’ climber I was concerned about how my body would adjust to the altitude. With a brand new baby daughter in the family, I was also concerned that I hadn’t put enough time and effort into my pre-climb fitness regime. As it turned out, I did manage to summit, as did all of our group and ...
Epic Kilimanjaro Climb - Feb 2011
Epic Private Journeys led another successful climb up Kilimanjaro via the scenic Machame route. Led by Kevin Jackson the team of six experienced a variety of weather throughout the climb including periods of rain, snow, wind and sun as they progressed through the various ecosystems. The team consisted of 5 Australians from the beautiful town of Townsville on the northeast coast of Queensland. The group was assisted by 44 local porters and guides who created an amazing experience on the mountain for the team. As we climbed through the various camps we were welcomed with an unusually low snow level that ...
Kilimanjaro Climb Sponsors Students
Below you will see images of Matipwili Secondary School and its students in rural Tanzania. These children would ordinarily not have been afforded a secondary education if it weren't for the generosity of recent climbers of Mt Kilimanjaro with Epic. These climbers made the summit for another charity, the Humpty Dumpty children's charity in Australia (see Brad's blog post below), but their philanthropy didn't stop there. They are now sponsoring underprivileged children to receive a secondary education at various schools adjacent to the Kisampa Private Conservation Area in coastal Tanzania. Through Kisampa's Tuende Pamoja Trust Fund (Tuende Pamoja means: Let's move forward ...
Humpty Dumpty Foundation - Kilimanjaro
Rob Barbour and I recently returned from guiding another climb of Kili. This time around we had a great group of Australians climbing for a fantastic charity endeavour called Humpty Dumpty. Of the 23 clients that attempted the summit all were successful. We were blessed with the best weather I had experienced on the mountain. Our summit night was crystal clear and perfectly still. Further it coincided with a full moon. The sunrise from Stella Point was spectacular. I have attached a couple of pictures below. After the climb some of the group extended onto the Serengeti for a short safari. ...
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