Sep 162015


Entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore was struck by rockfall while climbing up the Western Breach route. The Western Breach was closed for a period of time after rockfall killed three climbers in 2006. Many prominent Kilimanjaro operators, including Ultimate Kilimanjaro®, do not operate on the route specifically due to safety concerns for staff and clients.

Scott was traveling around the world with his wife, Chelsea Dinsmore. Tanzania was their 21st country. In his blog post, Scott said he almost decided against booking the Tanzania trip because he didn’t think he could go on a digital break.

“How ridiculous is that? To pass up an adventure I’ve talked about for years — because I’d convinced myself I couldn’t disconnect. Or more truthfully, because I couldn’t find the courage to do it. That would have been a tragedy.”

Sep 112015


Ultimate Kilimanjaro® is proud to be the official Kilimanjaro operator for The Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization that supports climbing programs for wounded marines, soldiers and veterans.

The Heroes Project and Ultimate Kilimanjaro® will lead Sergeant Julian Torres USMC Ret on Mount Kilimanjaro. Julian lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. The expedition, called Operation Kilimanjaro 2015, will put the team at the top of Kilimanjaro on Veteran’s Day, November 11th. It is our honor to host Julian on Kilimanjaro and take part in his achievement.

Learn more about The Heroes Project, Julian and tonight’s fundraiser, Cycle for Heroes, in this KTLA 5 News feature.