July 15, 2012
I have climbed Kili twice with Thomson. All of the aspects of the climb with Thomson were excellent just as they had been on my first trip. The most important part of climbing with Thomson was the part we never used: the emergency equipment and the training the staff has in case of an emergency. One guide carried emergency equipment all the way to the summit with us. That is what made climbing with Thomson an easy choice for us.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route, February 2012
This was Scott’s second time trekking with Thomson; his first trek was in 2009.
May 12, 2012
OK, you guys have totally spoiled me! Safari in 2009, Kilimanjaro in 2011 – you are now my gold standard for adventure travel. I just got back from 3 weeks in Patagonia (Argentina & Chile), it just wasn’t the same (camps, food, client service). I had to stop comparing this adventure to my previous trips with Thomson or drive myself crazy.
Thanks for doing things right!
Safari and Kilimanjaro Guest
April 27, 2011
“In his book “Kissing Kilimanjaro”, Daniel Dorr states that to successfully climb Kilimanjaro one needs to have three full buckets: fitness, attitude, and altitude. Thanks, Fit For Trips, for filling my fitness bucket.
The program was well suited for one such as me who is not big on working out in the gym. The home version gave me the level of fitness I needed to climb the mountain. I never had to worry if my muscles would work for me…just focused on breathing!”
I’ll add that I described the Fit For Trips program to the group at the beginning of the climb. One of the members of the group said, “you trained for this?” Although she was very fit, she wished she had done the “right kind” of training because her legs were screaming by the end of the trip. She has since taken a keen interest in the Fit For Trips program.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route, March 2011
August 6, 2010
We had a great trip which exceeded our expectations on all counts. It was the best planned trip we’ve ever been on and the guides showed an amazing knowledge and wonderful attitude at all times.
Similarly all the support staff were extraordinary and truly focused on making the trip the best for us all. Above all, they were attentive to how we were feeling and the head guide was keen on safety of the group. It truly was a trip of a lifetime.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route, July 2010
(This is Munira’s second time traveling with Thomson. Her first trip, three years ago, was a safari through northern Tanzania.)