MEET THE TEAM
Not only are they very experienced on the mountain, their knowledge and respect is highly impressive. This is a great experience for everybody involved.
DR PADRAIG SHEERAN
He climbed Kilimanjaro 5 times, 3 with his good pal Ian Mc Keever.
He was the lead Doctor on the world record trip in 2012 where he was responsible for the well-being of all 118 climbers on the mountain. There were 3 porters/guides for every climber that Padraig was also responsible for. That Trip Padraig says will always remain with him, as being part of something so inspirational, so amazing and the banter with so many youths was great.
His outdooor pursuits experience includes Kilimanjaro,The High Arctic,The Alps and Mount Elbrus. He has a wealth of experience in the field which began as part of the original Gaisce Gold Award group in 1986.
Equally comfortable with Athletes in the sportsfield his experience of coaching and preparing teams and athletes extends to almost 30 years. Having recently attained a B.A. in Strength and Conditioning from Setanta College his coaching and training methods are both contemporary and cutting edge.
He takes immense pride and satisfaction in climbers achieving their goals on Kilimanjaro and will be on hand to offer critical advice and support in such areas as physical preparation in the form of personalised fitness plans,dietary and equipment advice.
ROBERT FRANK CHEKWAZE
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.
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”.
“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