Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness on Kilimanjaro

High altitude trekking comes with obvious risks.Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) (aka altitude sickness or altitude illness) and its severe variants, High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude

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High Altitude Cerebral Edema – HACE

  • June 3, 2013

High Altitude Cerebral Edema, known for short as HACE, is a condition associated with severe Acute Mountain Sickness. It is caused when one ascends too high, too quickly. The increase in pressure results

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High Altitude Pulmonary Edema – HAPE

  • June 3, 2013

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) is a condition associated with Acute Mountain Sickness and occurs because of fluid build up in the lungs. HAPE almost always occurs because of ascending too high,

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Acute Mountain Sickness Symptoms

  • June 1, 2013

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is caused when the body has not had enough time to adapt to the reduced levels of oxygen at higher altitudes. People typically start experiencing Acute Mountain Sickness symptoms

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Climbing Kilimanjaro Video On The Machame Route

In this climbing Kilimanjaro video blog, Chris Vickio, gives a day by day break down of his experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro from the 6-day hike along the Machame Route. The video really gives a good

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Awesome Mt Kilimanjaro Picture From The Footpath Of The Machame Route

  • May 3, 2013

It is quite rare to get a full visual of Mt Kilimanjaro on the actual mountain. The higher reaches are often cloud covered. The best time to get a full picture is early in the morning, just as the sun

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Really Funny Kilimanjaro Video Of Three Chaps Struggling To Deal With Their AMS

  • May 2, 2013

Although Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is no laughing matter, there is a slightly comic element to this video which shows three guys really struggling with altitude sickness. The video shows Sarge and

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Kilimanjaro Shira Camp – Picture Of The Summit

  • May 2, 2013

The image above shows Kilimanjaro Shira Camp, the view of the peak in all its glory Shira Camp (3,847m) sits on the Southern edge of the Shira Plateau. The views from Shira Camp of Mt Kilimanjaro peak

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Rongai Route – The Only Northern Starting Point on Mount Kilimanjaro

The Rongai Route is the only trail that starts from the Northern, or Kenyan side of Mt. Kilimanjaro.Because of its remote location the route offers trekkers a relatively unspoilt wilderness experience

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Machame Route – A Popular and Well Profiled Kilimanjaro Route

Machame Route is one of the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro.According to statistics from Kilimanjaro National Park approximately 50% of trekkers use the Machame Route to ascend Kilimanjaro. The

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Marangu Route – The Only Kilimanjaro Route with Hut Accomodation

The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. There are 60 bunk beds each

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Lemosho Route – A Remote and Beautiful Route to Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho Route is relatively new. It starts on the Western side of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Londorossi Gate and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira Route which begins at a higher,

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Shira Route – Give This One a Miss!

Shira Route starts at 3,600 meters and is therefore not ideal for trekkers who have little or no experience of high altitude trekking.The Shira Route is practically identical to the Lemosho Route.

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Umbwe Route – The Steepest and Shortest Kilimanjaro Route

  • April 29, 2013

The Umbwe Route used to be the steepest, shortest and most direct route to Uhuru Peak.Traditionally the route utilised the steep Western Breach and Arrow’s Glacier path to the summit; however,

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