Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, Part 2

Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, Part 2

Continuing on the previous post on the Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, below are the summarized results of the last 10 questions: 76% of climbers experienced at least one symptom of altitude sickness 33% of climbers used Diamox 100% of climbers rated their fitness level…

Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, Part 1

Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, Part 1

Earlier this month, Ultimate Kilimanjaro posted a Kilimanjaro Climb Survey on the discussion forums of Lonely Planet, Summit Post and Trip Advisor.  The purpose of the survey was to collect data that could assist others who are considering climbing Kilimanjaro in their decision making….

Can I Climb During the Rainy Season?

Can I Climb During the Rainy Season?

Most people avoid climbing during Mount Kilimanjaro’s two rainy seasons. However, it is certainly possible to climb Kilimanjaro during these periods. The long rainy season begins in mid-March and lasts through early June.  The short rainy season is from November to early…

Diamox: Does it Mask AMS?

Diamox: Does it Mask AMS?

To adapt to altitude, one needs to breathe more frequently during ascent to make up for the thinning air. What Diamox does is it increases the respiratory rate, speeding up acclimatization. The manufacturer of Diamox states that in their tests, “pulmonary function…

What’s the Masai Village Visit?

What’s the Masai Village Visit?

While in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will have the opportunity to visit a Masai village, known as a boma.  It typically costs about $50 per vehicle, although the fee is negotiable.  Whether or not a boma visit is worthwhile is dependent…

What Gear Brands are Best?

What Gear Brands are Best?

Outfitting yourself for Kilimanjaro does not have to be expensive. If you have seen our comprehensive gear list, you know that there is quite a bit of gear and equipment needed to climb Kilimanjaro. This is a given because of the extreme…