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meet the team

Dr Padraig Sheeran 
Padraig SheehanDr Padraig Sheeran is a Consultant  in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Our Lady's Children's Hospital,  Crumlin, Dublin. His is a board member of Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine RCPI &RCSI, fellow of the College of Anaesthesia in Ireland, a Fellow of the College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland and holds Diplomas in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Padraig has been an active sportsman all his life including playing senior rugby in the UK with Waterloo RFC, London Irish RFC and Great Britain Students RL 82-84. In Ireland  he played with Galwegians, up to the age of 32. He has also been keen on cycling, skiing, scuba diving He has taken the latest adventure he has become involved in, hill walking, by climbing Kilimanjaro. Padriag is trained in practice of Medicine in remote areas. (WENSI Wilderness Physcian)

He has climbed Kilimanjaro 3 times with Ian Mc Keever. The last time he climbed was the world record trip in 2012 and when he was responsible for the well being of all climber on the mountain.

“Not only are they very experienced on ' their mountain’, their knowledge and respect” he points out “is highly impressive. This is a great experience for everybody involved!”

Gordan Ward
Gordon Gordon is a full-time coach got the GAA with over 25 years experience working with leisure and elite athletes.
He is a strength and conditioning coach to individuals and groups of all ages and fitness levels. Gordan has extensive expedition and challenge experience including Kilimanaro, Mount Elbrus, The Alps and The Arctic.

He is a pioneer in completing challenges and was part of the fisrt group to recieve a Gaisce Gold Award. His skills cover a wide ranging sports experiences. All this combine with his structured assessments and training program, ensures that KA climbers are prepared for Kilimanjaro.

Rob FrankRob is a keen naturalist and climbing guide with over 15 years experience climbing on Kilimanjaro mountain and a vast knowledge of his native Tanzania.  When he’s not climbing with clients, his passion is Safari. He always looks forward to periods spent on safaris and treks. His wide interests include mammalian life, birdlife, mountaineering, botany, wildlife behavioral ecology, culture and history.
He is a graduate of the Mweka Wildlife College (the most prestigious wildlife college in Africa). Rob is a certified Wilderness first aid responder, so you’re in the safest hands.
A Safari and trek with Rob will give you the finest education in African wildlife, landscapes and culture. To him, client liaison, satisfaction, happiness and a feeling of an enriching experience is of utmost importance and, he always strives hard to ensure he makes everyone’s dream holiday a reality by providing  them with the best possible travel experience in Tanzania.

SamwellBorn in the Southern highlands of Tanzania, Samwel (known to all as Sam) Kisonga is an exceptional Kilimanjaro climber; calmly assured, pragmatic and in control. He is a professionally trained and certified Kilimanjaro guide and attended numerous courses and training on Wilderness first aid so can handle all issues that might arise due to altitude problems.

Sam is considered one of the fastest and most gifted guides on Kilimanjaro and has been climbing Africa’s highest mountain for more than 10 years and has successfully led more than 250 treks to the summit.  He will take great pride in introducing you to this once in a lifetime adventure that will imprint long lasting memories in your mind.

SaidSaid Makacha is an enthusiastic guide, with an easy relaxed manner and is an enormously experienced Kilimanjaro guide. Like Sam, he has more than ten years of experience in Kilimanjaro mountain expeditions. A certified first aid responder, he knows how to deal with altitude sickness and is very passionate and responsible about his job.
Said has scaled Kilimanjaro more than 300 times. His group sizes have varied from two to fifty people, and ages range from fourteen to seventy. With great enthusiasm, Said will help you to do something you never thought you could.

"You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great".
Zig Ziglar


Mount killimanjaro inspirational video

"Kilimanjaro…. What an experience after three long hard months training and fundraising it was finally here. I still can’t believe I’ve done it, but it wasn’t easy that’s for sure. Everyday had its own challenge but all 33 of us would be there supporting each other through the hard parts. We were one big happy family and all of us summited thanks to Ian Mc Keever and his wonderful team. They looked after us so well, hot water at night to keep you warm, breakfast, lunch and dinner were lovely. The amount of work they do is truly amazing. Big thank you to all the gang couldn’t have done it without you."

William Winder Age 14

Ian McKeever Kilimanjaro School Adventure

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