Achmat Jackson, The Managing Director of AJA, has been a seasoned and accredited hiker for the past 21 years and started High Altitude trekking in 2002. Their first summit of Mount Kilimanjaro took place in the same year. Achmat has always had the ambition and full intention of climbing the Seven Summits that which is the highest mountain in each continent. He has achieved this dream, including:

Peak Lenana (4985m) – Kenya, December 2013
Island Peak (5900m) – Nepal India, April 2012
Aconcagua (6962m) – Argentina ; January 2011
Kilimanjaro (5895m) – Tanzania ; September
2010 – Leader of Expedition (as per Ronnie Muhl)
Elbrus (5642m) – Russia; August 2008.

Mount Aconcagua, Argentina (5900m) – South
America Dec 2006
Kilimanjaro (5895m) – Tanzania 2005
Kilimanjaro (5895m) – Tanzania 2002
The Inca Trail – Peru – South America 2004

Achmat’s goal is that his determination can be an inspiration to his community where they reside and also other communities’ at large throughout the country. As a result, Achmat Jackson Adventures was formed in 2014, and with his vision and passion adds value to and will without a doubt encourage and and inspire the team within AJ Adventures.


Faud Jacobs has been a seasoned and accredited hiker for the past 16 years and started High Altitude trekking in 2013.

He is an energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about the outdoors and nature

Fuad joined AJ Adventures mid 2016 as Technical Director. Over and above supporting Achmat in day to day Operations, he is also fully responsible for all logistical and technical support for each hike, whether it be a forest hike, an extreme mountain hike or an expedition. He brings a wealth of knowledge of our local Hikes and technical skills including andfirst aid support.

Fuad has also completed some achievements as follows:-

Most of the trails up Table Mountain and
Assisted in the Training of Volunteers for
Summit Mount Kenya in 2013