The Latest info from Summits Africa, this is the Nov launch press release timed with WTM (World Travel Market). Some detailed information here on Summits Africa operations.
In summary for those that have not encountered Summits Africa before – we are an East African based professional outfitting company started by Kilimanjaro expert and guide Ake Lindstrom. This email is our first travel industry mail out to stimulate interest in our professionally run trips from Kilimanjaro climbs to mountain biking in the rift valley. Please feel free to pass on our information to others that may be interested and we look forward to hearing back from you in due course.
By the way, our success rate for all clients ascending Kilimanjaro in 2008 was 98.3%.
In this release
1. The Summits
2. NEW! -
3. 2009 Trips and rates
4. Meet the team
Experience and time are among the best tutors. Summits
Founder Ake Lindstrom’s approach is simple – training and learning must be built into all business processes. Data on heart rates and oxygen saturations from all high altitude trips are collected and used by our teams to monitor and assess our clients at least twice a day and as much as every few minutes to ensure that every client is as safe as they can be. We provide oxygen / emergency stretchers / pulse oximetry and altitude monitoring scorecard systems on all high altitude trips.
Data from 7 years of trips is used in our bi annual training and complements in depth training on all manner of topics from glaciology to history. 6 of our guides are community first aid instructors. As you read this email teams of our porters are being given basic first aid training. Every single porter we use will have received basic first aid training at least once in the last year.
Training our teams builds moral and is part of our career progression framework. Many future guides will have started with Summits Africa. The best will remain with us.
All trips we run are highly systemized. Professionalism comes from adherence to well designed and applied systems. On a ascent of Kilimanjaro to extreme altitude it’s reassuring to know that at base before the trip left the emergency oxygen canisters will have been checked, our own rescue stretchers ticked off on page 4 of our 18 page trip preparation document and that the guides will already know that Mrs X is allergic to Sulpha based drugs.
Pre trip briefings with senior managers (not just a driver guide or walking guide), post trip feedback forms and a no quibble approach to any complaints are all part of the Summits Africa service.
PLEASE NOTE: Summits
NEW! – Summits Africa
Our Kenyan operations are now headed up by seasoned Mt
To find out more about our Kenya climb trips offered please take a look at our website and all our Kenyan services from airport meet and greets to a range of Mt Kenya routes can be booked through our existing central email – email@example.com.
Our flagship climb for Mt
2009 Trips and rates
Summits Africa has a range of set departures for Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and Mt
You can request our 2009 FIT rates by contacting Ake Lindstrom on firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you use a local ground handler in
Meet the team
All bookings and enquiries should come into our central email address: email@example.com
All of our team members have climbed all main peaks in
General Manager: Ake Lindstrom – rates and media requests, central contact
Operations Director: Emanuel Motta – in country default contact
Operations Director: Paul Kanja – in country default contact
Sales & Systems: Frank Castro – currently in
Sales & Marketing: Laura Hartstone – in
I look forward to hearing back from you in due course.
[Åke Lindstrom – General Manager]
see http://www.summits-africa.com/ for East African Adventures
see http://www.summits-africa.com/summits-africa-newsletter-ON-TOP.htm to see what’s up at Summits
see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgRrg57KreA for our new short YouTube reel
“Tourism & Development in Partnership”