Top Tips on Successfully Summiting Kilimanjaro

If climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is on your bucket list, we have a treat for you. Eric Edmeades, who has lead FOUR expeditions up the mountain, is hosting a series of information sessions about what it takes to make the summit.

You will learn:

– Dangerous mistakes of first-time climbers that MUST be avoided for a safe and successful summit.
– Important Equipment and Things to Take that your tour company will not tell you about.
– Three important things that will help you reach the summit.
– How to chose the right tour company in Tanzania. Read More


In Defense of African Wild Dogs

I was horrified to learn, this week, that a small boy was killed by a pack of captive African wild dogs (Painted Dogs) at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Horrified for the boy and his family and for the dogs themselves.

I have spent a great deal of time with Painted Dogs and wrote a fictional book based on the life of two young dogs. I would not call myself an expert, but I would suggest that I know more about these dogs than the average person. With that in mind, I have to say: Read More