Keeping safe on Kilimanjaro
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Mar 25, 2013 8:59 AM Last Post By: alcotteer
Mar 2, 2013 11:04 AM
Keeping safe on KilimanjaroHi to all you potential kili trekkers out there.
I have just heard from my friends in Tz that a trekker died last week on the mountain just before stella point. Yes everyone wants to get to the top but it is not worth your life, if you are sick go down, if your guides tell you to go down then you must do it, enjoy your climb but be sensible, altitude sickness has nothing to do with fitness, on my trek 5 years ago we had a guy with us who works with mountain rescue in Wales but he got sick and knew he had to go down, I was in my 50's and a bit over weight but made it to the top, it all depends on your body not your fitness.........stay safe!
Mar 24, 2013 7:56 PM
1Very good point. I successfully made it to the summit three weeks ago. But, the day before our summit push, I saw a very fit-looking guy in his 20's or 30's being carried down with oxygen. I'm not sure what happened to him, but it was a very sobering (and scary) sight to see the day before heading to the summit.
Mar 25, 2013 8:59 AM
hongera sana (congratulations) on reaching the summit, I'm lucky enough to have my trek on video because all I could think about when I got there was how far it was back down to camp!
The guy you saw could well be the guy who died, my friends are kili guides and they told me he was 35. Really sad but some times the young men want to get to the top at any cost and they just won't listen to the guides.
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