Adventures Within Reach is delighted to have been chosen as the tour operator for the Barnsley Kilimanjaro Charity Trek 2011! This page is dedicated to letting you know a little bit more about who we are and what you can expect on your Kilimanjaro climb.
Founded by Robin Paschall in 2000, shortly after her first successful summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Adventures Within Reach (AWR) originally focused on trekking and safaris in Tanzania. We expanded our mission into making some of the world’s most amazing destinations and adventures available, affordable and achievable for curious travelers of all ages and backgrounds. We currently offer adventure travel opportunities in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and Antarctica.
We have always been committed to being a socially and environmentally responsible member of the travel industry. In Tanzania we work with porter groups to arrange donations of mountain gear and clothing, promote education and partner with local charities.
We have been featured as “One of the Best Tour Companies on Earth” and in the “Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. We are also proud to be accredited members of Sustainable Travel International and the International Airlines Travel Agent Network. We send climbers to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro nearly every day of the year. We diligently practice quality control by reviewing evaluations of every client and monitoring local conditions, making constant improvements to our treks and tours.
What to Expect
Of the famous ‘Seven Summits,’ Kilimanjaro is the easiest to get to and the easiest to climb. Climbing the highest mountain in Africa requires no technical mountaineering experience, and any moderately fit person can reach the summit. However, we recommend that you get in some sustained cardio and endurance training in the next year to prepare for your climb. You will experience significant elevation gain, so there is a risk of altitude sickness near the summit.
In order to ensure your safety, your trek will be led by a guide trained as a wilderness first responder (the best wildness first-aid certification available) and one other lead guide. In addition there will be one assistant guide for every two or three climbers. Guides are trained to use oxygen meters to check your blood oxygen level at least twice per day and to pace the trip to meet your fitness levels. Porters will also go on the trip to carry your luggage, food and other equipment. You will only only be responsible for carrying a day pack with daily essentials.
No trip to Africa would be complete without a safari to some of Tanzania’s world-famous national parks. Natural areas like Lake Manyara, Tarangire, the Serengeti, and the Ngorngoro Crater, a wonder of the natural world, can all be reached on safaris of as few as 5 days! If schedules are tighter, a 2-day safari would allow you to visit the Crater or Tarangire, the scene of East Africa’s largest elephant migration. Other options include a Kenya safari or gorilla trekking to visit the endangered and endearing mountain gorillas in nearby Rwanda. For those seeking to relax or spend time doing water sports, you will want to consider a side-trip to the enchanting Spice Island of Zanzibar. Zanzibar, with world-class white sand beaches and renowned dive sites, is easily reached via a short internal flight from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Contact us for more information on any of these options. We’re happy to help!
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We have experts on hand to answer all your questions: