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Climb of Kilimanjaro - Video
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Jul 30 2009 Written by: Brad Horn
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 [Read More]
From The Field
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, ...
Hiking the Bay of Fires
I have just returned from guiding a small group of clients through the Bay of Fires in Tasmania. Our principle destination was the wilderness paradise of the north-eastern coast, where we trekked alongside the Mt William National Park and into the spectacular Bay of Fires, over four days. Preceded by a luxurious overnight at the recently refurbished colonial Quamby Estate (just outside of Launceston), we were briefed, kitted up and driven to the starting point of our trek; the very top right hand corner of Tasmania. Heading south we covered between 9km and 11km on the first two days. Although ...
Botswana - The Months Less Travelled
During March and April, water is nearing its peak in the Okavango Delta and this year’s run-off from Angola has been particularly high. Naturally you would expect game sightings to be limited as there is plenty of food and water to go around, however you might just be pleasantly surprised.This is one of the biggest floods in many, many years. I recently returned from a magnificent trip into the Delta: Travelling at this time of year one is privy to a different Africa – the wildlife is not as desperate or combative for food, which makes for a more relaxed game ...
Green Season in the Ruaha
I was recently in Ruaha with some clients from England, staying at Kigelia Camp. Although it was still considered green season I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of wildlife which seems to be resident there all the time. These lions were found on an overcast day sunning themselves out in the open after a chilly night. We had a wonderful siting of a young female leopard in a baobab tree who was also very relaxed. From her lofty vantage point looking out over the Mwagusi Sand River she had a perfect view of everything around her, whilst catching the warmth ...
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