What challenges will I face climbing Kilimanjaro ? This will depend on your experience to date and how familiar you are with high altitude, multi day trekking, hiking, carrying a back pack, age, weight and how comfortable you are in the mountains with other people!
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There are lots of potential challenges
I get asked weekly, what challenges will I face climbing Kilimanjaro. This will depend on your experience. The main challenge will be the altitude and lack of oxygen in your body and how you personally adapt to this change. Is is why you need more time and days on the mountain. After climbing Kilimanjaro 30+ times I highly recommend 8 days on the Lemosho Route.
Here are some of the challenges you may face on Kilimanjaro.
1). You will possibly experience rain, wind, hot, cold temperatures all in one week.
2). High UV levels from the sun, so stay covered up
3). Extreme altitude above 5,500m/ 18,044 feet
4). The biggest summit day of your life up 1,245m/ 4,084ft. and down 2,795m/ 9,169ft.
5). If you pick a trip less than 8 days you could encounter serious altitude problems
6). Physical fatigue, from multi-day hiking (Come prepared!!)
7). Lack of sleep
8). Excellent but different food
9). Sleeping in a sleeping bag and tent, worth preparing for this
10). Dehydration, you need to be drinking 4/5 liters of water per day
11). Scrambling on the Baranco wall can be a challenge for a lot of people.
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