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Epic journeys from our guides in the field
Kangaroo Island Dreaming
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Nov 16 2009 Written by: Pedro O'Connor
Kangaroo Island - the name alone should make any fair dinkum traveller want to go and tick off their bucket list. There is no other location in this wide brown land that shoulders the responsibility of living up to the most recognised of all Australia's endemic wildlife, like Kangaroo Island. For an island that is little over 100 miles (160 km) long and 50 miles (80 km) deep, this destination is one of massive contrast that warrants a place on every visitor's must see and do hitlist when visiting Australia. Often described as Australia's Galapagos, it is deserving of the title; ... [Read More]
From The Field
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. ...
Climb of Kilimanjaro - Video
See the video below to view recent footage taken by me on my Epic ascent of Kilimanjaro. For more information on climbing the world's tallest free-standing mountain with Epic Private Journeys, please contact us. Enquire Now
Epic Kilimanjaro
Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous! A day after coming off the Zambezi I was on the slopes of Kilimanjaro with a small private group of six clients – 3 women and 3 men aged from their early 30’s to late 50’s. Dr Rob Barbour, one of my African business partners, joined to assist with guiding the climb. There is no better hand than Rob’s to guide you up the mountain. A medico by trade, Rob spent many years as the doctor to Australia’s elite Special Air Service Regiment. We climbed via the Machame Route over 6 nights/7 ...
Epic Zambezi Trek and Paddle
I have spent the past month guiding back to back safaris in Africa; one a walking and canoeing safari on the mighty Zambezi River and the second a climb of Kilimanjaro. I rate this as one of my very best safaris ever; a truly incredible experience. It had everything; adventure, adrenalin, amazing game and a huge range of activities and challenges. We specifically hand crafted this trip (which incidentally is an "Epic” exclusive product) to deliver the ultimate African adventure experience. All of the clients who took part in this trip rate it as THE best safari they've been on. In brief, ...
Northern Exposure
The "Best Job in the World" was recently won by an excited young Englishman. He has no comprehension just how amazing his next 6 months of living on the Great Barrier Reef is going to be. I have been fortunate to grow up with the reef as my playground and I am still blown away every time I spend a day on the water after 40 plus years. I was privileged to have the opportunity to show off my backyard of Port Douglas, the Daintree Rainforest and Lizard Island to a small group of clients. The flight over the Ribbon Reefs, ...
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