Are You Ready To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro?
Everyone that's any type of climber has been to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You've been dreaming about climbing the mountain for years. You've made
other smaller climbs, but this the one that you've talked about but haven't done. Maybe the sheer height makes you pause. But as long as you've
planned out your trip, and take all the necessary precautions pre-climb you won't have anything to worry about.
To make sure that you are ready, you need to have the proper equipment. If you've it for all while you might need to get it checked out. Depending on
the route you are going to take whether easy or difficult everything needs to be in proper working order. Do you have the right attire and shoes for your
trip? Each little thing will make a difference. You don't want to be caught be something that you'll need.
Obviously if you are in poor health you shouldn't climb. It doesn't matter if it is the rock climbing wall at your local facility. That is simply a no-no. This
will put a greater risk for injury on your body and set you up for failure. There are at least ten people who die every year that climb Mt. Kilimanjaro due
to altitude illnesses. The two that are the most noteworthy are HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema) and HACE (high altitude cerebral edma). Either
one of these will kill you. Don't let that happen. Make sure you get the ok from your doctor before you even book the trip. If you have any cold, cough
or other condition that would prevent you from climbing and you've already booked the trip see if you can get it postponed.
Experienced climbers have a greater possiblity than a newbie for risk as their "ego"might cause them to take unforseen measures on climbs. Their
experience might make them feel that they can take the risk as they've made many climbs. Even if you've made many climbs, if this is your first climb
up Mt. Kilimanjaro you don't won't what to expect. Therefore you need to make sure that you choose an experienced guide to point