Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness are helps you to know about your safety while you planing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. There are a lot of companies offering Kilimanjaro climbs and each does it differently. As you investigate the different Kilimanjaro options on the market, keep the following in mind.
Mount Kilimanjaro is non-technical climbing, is very high and must be taken seriously. Climbers are at health risk from the altitude. Kilimanjaro altitude sickness
You cannot talk about Kilimanjaro without discussing altitude sickness. This is because the trek requires you to climb to nearly 6,000 m above sea level! The air is very thin at that elevation, and affects everyone, even the fittest of climbers.
Altitude sickness is not uncommon on Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as the Roof of Africa in Tanzania, and the highest peak in Africa, and tallest freestanding peak in the world! Towering at an incredible 5895m above sea level, climbing this majestic mountain has its challenges. The most common of them all? Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro and your overall safety on the mountain go hand in hand, and should be taken very seriously. In this article we cover the effects of enduring high altitudes, what to expect and how to overcome it.
My name is Frank Sabas, I am the owner and founder of Karibu Adventure & Safaris Ltd. I am a Tanzanian, born and raised in Kilimanjaro region.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism from Open University of Tanzania, followed by a Professional Techniques in Tour Operations.
I am a professional mountain guide since 2003 and has personally conducted over 365 major expeditions on the Kilimanjaro Climb.
During my professional career of over 16 years, I spent over 3,220 days of active guiding and I am Certified High Altitude Fist Responder Guide and Awarded Advanced Diploma in First Aid Intensive training with the American Mountain Doctors.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to experience the best trekking and safari tours adventure of a lifetime! Your adventure starts with us.