The Climb Kili Team
Every member of our expert staff have climbed each route we offer and have extensively traveled the Serengeti and surrounding parks to provide you with the ins and outs of planning your Mt Kilimanjaro and Safari expedition. We will speak with you to address any questions or concerns you may have so your only care will be enjoying the beauties of Africa.
Operations Director, Europe
Spending his formative years climbing the Dolomites in the summers and skiing the Alps in the winters, Dan’s natural love for ‘always looking higher’ is reflective in his passion as our Operation Director. Dan manages our UK and Europe operations while networking and directing our marketing campaigns.
Operations Director, North America
David has climbed some of the world’s highest peaks in North, Central, and South America, Europe and of course Africa. While David prefers assisting clients with their Kilimanjaro trip of a lifetime, he keeps the business operations going and is in daily contact with our Tanzanian office staff.
Operations Director, Tanzania
Nick was born and raised in the Marangu village and has literally spent his entire early life on Kilimanjaro. With his first ascent over 25 years ago and continuing today, Nic is one of the most respected and foremost authorities on Kilimanjaro and we are fortunate to have him managing our operations in Tanzania.
Tiffany coordinates everything from your first question to when you arrive back. She communicates with our Lead Guides to provide daily climbing updates to our clients friends and family back home. Tiffany also oversees our Fund raising and Charity climbs, providing expert fund raising ideas and advice.
Gilbert directs our Zanzibar operations providing local expert advice on any of Zanzibar’s attractions and accommodations. He manages our tour guides and transportation services and is available anytime while you’re relaxing in Zanzibar.
Marilyn coordinates all safari details and logistics as well as Zanzibar itineraries. Marilyn also is responsible for our P.O.R.T.E.R. reimbursement program, authors informative articles, re-certification of our Guides Wilderness First Responder program, and our ReForest Program.
Erin assists in coordinating client treks and oversees the certification of our Guides to meet our semi-annual HACE, HAPE and Gamow Bag usage, oxygen, pulse oximeter and other certifications required for all Climb Kili Guides. Erin communicates with our mountain staff to ensure our equipment and supplies are always in tip top shape.
With our continual communication with our Mountain Staff your assigned trekking coordinator will provide continual email and or text reports to those interested parties back home. Updates include group and individual health, weather reports, daily progress of the team and more.
- A minimum of 7 years experience on the mountain
- Over 150 summits
- All of our Lead guides speak English, with some guides speaking several other languages
- They are all Wilderness First Responder Certified, with education in treatment for High Altitude Cerebral, Pulmonary Edema and Acute Mountain Sickness
- CPR certified with all the necessary skill sets to lead and guide successful Kilimanjaro Expeditions.
CPR certified with all the necessary skill sets to lead and guide successful Kilimanjaro Expeditions.
All Climb Kili Guides and Assistant Guides are Certified and Licensed by the Tanzania National Parks.
LEAD GUIDES AND ASSISTANT GUIDES:
All our Guides are TNPA Licensed guides to climb Kilimanjaro. Our lead Guides function as the leader of the trek, responsible for the safety and success of each client. Depending upon group size they direct the team of Assistant Guides, porters and cooks. They set the pace for the climb, monitor the health of our clients and communicate daily updates back to our main office.
We require our trained chefs to completely clean and sanitize all meals and snacks while on the mountain and on the safari. They pay particular attention to the preparation and selection of menu items while on the mountain as well as planning the current day and next day aheads menu; as calorie intake and hydration have a direct correlation on a trekkers physical stamina and ability to continue at altitude. They can also make special arrangement for vegetarian meals or any other special dietary needs.
As you will see in the first steps of the treks of the climb to the last steps off the route, porters are the life blood of Kilimanjaro climbs. The weight limit is 30 pounds for the porters We ensure our porters are restricted to 15kg~33lbs and do our best to maintain a high wage to make sure they are adequately compensated for their efforts. They perform incredible balancing acts carrying loads from camp to camp, setting up personal tents and group tents prior to your arrival, and often times ushering you into camp with warm songs of welcome.
It takes our complete team of Lead Guides, Assistant Guides, Chefs, Waiters and Porters to make a successful expedition and Climb Kili is privileged to have the finest carefully selected staff on The Mountain.
No other Company on Kilimanjaro offers more safety and precautionary equipment than Climb Kili.
- Guides are Wilderness First Responder Certified
- Personal Supplemental Oxygen
- Hyperbaric chambers
- Portable Stretchers
- Pulse Oximeters
- First Aid Kits
- Injurty Prevention Kits
- Frequency Radios and Mobile Communication
OUR SAFARI GUIDES
All our Climb Kili Safari guides are all highly experienced professionals with an in depth knowledge of all Tanzanian game parks and the amazing wildlife contained therein. All our guides are licensed safari guides and provide the finest details that continually enhance your safari experience.
OUR LOCAL STAFF
With 24 hour support, our Climb Kili office staff is in continual communication with our Mountain Crew providing updates and feedback about the current climb. Our office administrators keep all off mountain logistics in check and running smoothly.