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Win a Kilimanjaro Climb

Friday, April 5th, 2013

It’s a Kili-Contest!

Kili Climb

Attain 5000 page ‘Likes’ in 3 months (by 01 July, 2013).

One FREE Kilimanjaro climb with the purchase of the same Kilimanjaro climb. Essentially, a 50% discount on a two person trip, or a buy one, get one trip free. If you have ever considered climbing Kilimanjaro, this is the opportunity of a lifetime to get a gold standard, two person package for half the price.

1. You must “Like” Facebook Page: Kili-Climbing; and
2. You must “Like” the promotion photo (It’s the pic above so look for it in their photos); and
3. You must “Share” the giveaway photo PUBLICLY on your Facebook page.

Everyone who meets the criteria will be entered into the contest and a winner will be randomly selected on 01 July, 2013.

If they don’t get at least 5000 “Likes” by 01 July, 2013 then the contest is void.

See full contest rules here: kiliclimbing.com

CTOMS and Kili-Climbing Collaborating to Provide Unique Training Opportunities

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

It was inevitable. Canadian companies CTOMS and Kili-Climbing are collaborating. When Chris Kopp of CTOMS started developing the TRACE Systems (micro rope systems) unveiled last year, he realized it could be used in more and more diverse applications. Then, he and his business partner used it as an ultra-light weight system climbing in Uganda for glacier travel and rappelling. This past summer they did their first lead climbs on it. Along with CTOMS’ Tactical Assault Climbers Course (TAC-C) that they’ve been running for two years now, the natural evolution was to take the CTOMS rope access and complex terrain programs to the next level. Kili-Climbing has been that enabler.

CTOMS is now partnering with Kili-Climbing, which provides logistical planning and support in Africa to their Complex-terrain & High Altitude Seminars (CHAOS, as in their slogan, “Control the Chaos”), it enables them to provide experience based training at high altitude and in foreign countries. The diversity of location options provides a broad spectrum of terrain, latitude and altitude options, beyond what is available in the continental US. The client’s specific capability requirements/desires will determine the venue. Current venues include Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mt. Stanley and Speke in Uganda, Mt. Kenya in Kenya and Mt. Logan in Canada. While the African locations provide milder equatorial high altitude options with very diverse terrain and foreign travel experience, Mt. Logan in Canada provides a significantly lower traffic option than Mt. McKinley in Alaska, and provides a great Arctic, high latitude, high altitude, extreme cold weather training environment.

The difference between training with the CTOMS/Kili-Climbing team and hiring another African tour provider or civilian guide company is that the CTOMS/Kili-Climbing team understands and caters specifically to the military, and in particular SOF applications. They speak your language. These aren’t tourist vacations and they aren’t going to put their clients on busy, standard tourist routes, and most of all, they aren’t going to teach them civilian practices that contradict or conflict with tactical requirements. Instead, they cater the instruction, routes, objectives and activities specifically to the tactical training objectives. These are customized training programs built specifically to military SOF personnel and taught by instructors with military backgrounds and certified guides with experience instructing SOF.

For US units that require a contract with a US company, they work with The Peak out of Butte, Montana. CTOMS can also be contracted directly. For personal trips in Africa, contact Kili-Climbing directly.




Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Kili Climbing is a new business venture for Chris Kopp who founded CTOMS after retiring as a PJ from the Canadian military. Chris is an avid climber and he’s been working on developing Kili-Climbing for about a year now.

Chris gave us the low down on this new undertaking…”While CTOMS remains my main focus, Kili-Climbing is my pet project. As some know, I dabble in climbing so when my friend approached me to be his business partner in a new venture, it was hard to say no. It is an African, specifically Tanzanian climbing and safari company offering climbs on Kilimanjaro, Meru and Ol Doinyo Lengai as well as safari and diving packages. We arrange the bookings from North America and my business partner manages operations on the ground in Tanzania. Being retired military, catering to that demographic is something important to me from the perspective of adventure training and high altitude familiarization training for operational applications as well as facilitating wounded veterans climbs. What we don’t offer is cookie cutter packages, but rather custom tailored ones where we can plan and book as little or as much as the clients desires. This includes fully supported climbs and trips, or facilitating self-supported climbs that meet the minimal legal guide requirements.

All-in-all it sounds like a great way for our kinds of folks to arrange a climbing trip to Africa.