Comic Relief Kilimanjaro climb

This is a news blog from the head of one of our adventure tour partners, who we book many trekking holidays with, including Kilimanjaro …

“I’m sure most of you would have seen the Comic Relief Kilimanjaro climb on BBC1 this week? Nine celebrities took on the biggest challenge of their lives, and all summited the mountain (5,895 m) after 7 days of tough trekking, lots of laughs and also many tears!! Check out the details here

There is simply nothing quite like KILIMANJARO anywhere else on Earth. This is the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, and the only place on land where you can clearly see the curvature of the Earth! It is challenging, but the rewards for those who climb Kilimanjaro are huge, from the friendly welcome and endless encouragement from the Chagga guides and porters, to the warmth of the sun rising over Africa, and a lifelong sense of achievement …..

I climbed Kilimanjaro 3 years ago for my 40th Birthday, and I can honestly say it was one of the BEST experiences of my life, and I would certainly go back and do it all again (perhaps for my 50th…?!!). The team of guides and porters look after you so well, with support and encouragement all the way up (and down!). You make friends for life as you are sharing in something so spectacular.”

For more details of our Kilimanjaro trips, check out our Kilimanjaro trekking page and contact us to arrange your own trekking challenge! 

We also have a special offer on at the moment where you can receive free equipment hire (sleeping bags/jacket/poles etc) if you confirm a trip by 31st March. You will also receive a FREE trekking rucksack.

Perhaps climbing Kilimanjaro has always been on your bucket list? If it has, let us know and make that dream a reality – conquer Kilimanjaro with the UK’s leading Walking & Trekking specialists, taking more people to the summit of Kilimanjaro than any other company!! 😊

It’s been a decade since the first Red Nose Day Kilimanjaro Climb. This year, nine new celebrities returned to Kilimanjaro to take on the challenge – and we were glued to our screens… The Comic Relief Return to Kilimanjaro trek was a tough, inspirational piece of television history – resulting in an emotional summit with the whole team of nine celebrities, all of whom managed to make it to the top, a decade after the first time round.

If ever there was testament to the wide appeal of Kilimanjaro, the line up for this years’ Comic Relief Kilimanjaro team was it. Strictly Come Dancing Head Judge Shirley Ballas, former MP Ed Balls, broadcaster Anita Rani, Love Island’s Dani Dyer, BBC Breakfasts’ Dan Walker, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong, NFL star Osi Umenyiora and Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock all took on the challenge to raise money for Comic Relief in 2019.

What Comic Relief shows us is the power Kilimanjaro has to bring people together, the power of that teamwork to pull you through the tough days. Somehow, Kilimanjaro has the power to bring out the best in us.