MEET OUR Mountain Guide:
Regan Robert Mushi
Regan Robert Mushi
I am a married man with a wife and a son. Originally, I come from the Kilimanjaro region but am now based in Arusha, where I live with my family. Arusha city is also the base for my work as a mountain guide. The idea of becoming a mountain guide came when I was still in primary school. My grandfather was a mountain guide. So, I enjoyed seeing him with visitors, and from there, I developed my interest in becoming a mountain guide like him. When I completed my secondary education, I started work on Kilimanjaro as a porter before leaving to go to college, where I studied wildlife management. After completing my studies, I returned to work as a qualified mountain guide.
My first experience working as a porter was hard for me, but I managed to reach the base camp. When I returned to the mountain to work as a mountain guide, I was experienced in climbing the mountain, so I sent an application to the Kilimanjaro Authority, which handle the training of mountain guides; I was selected for the training, and undertook the training in both theory and practice.
After the training, I acquired a license as a mountain guide, and in 2013 I joined Easy Travel and went for further training to add to my skills and knowledge. This included training in First Aid and as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). I have been working for the company for nine years now and look forward to continuing working with them. This is a company that pays its employees fairly and which has well-organized management. It cares for its employees and guests, who give it many excellent reviews for providing them with super memories of Tanzania.
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14 Questions and answers with Regan
Hakuna matata which means ‘no worries’
Jambo, which means ‘hi’ or ‘hello.’
Asante sana, which means ‘thank you very much
One major challenge is that some clients are not open with us about their medical history, which can cause problems up the mountain. For example, you may discover a person who has asthma but has been afraid to say so. This is because they are scared they will be sent back and not allowed to climb the mountain. All visitors must be open and honest with us so that we can keep them safe.
Climbing with guests to the summit is easy, but extra care is required when descending because of the pressure on the knees. Sometimes when hikers are very tired after a long walk, they need support to continue.