Altitude Sickness


How To Prevent Altitude Sickness When Climbing Kilimanjaro

Preventing Altitude Sickness is a key factor to success when trying to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. But what is Altitude sickness? What are the symptoms? And how can you avoid it! This guide will hopefully answer all of those questions and more! Altitude Sickness – “I’m really fit, I’ll be OK, won’t I?” Not necessarily. Everybody responds to altitude differently and unfortunately if you have not been at altitude before you will not know how you will cope! I have been cycling at 4650m above sea level in Bolivia and believe me that... Read More


Everything You Need To Know About Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro Soon? Don’t forget about Malaria, Altitude Sickness and Water! Climbing Africa’s highest mountain is not an easy feat. Mt Kilimanjaro is found in Tanzania and is 5895m (19340ft) above sea level. Every year nearly 16,500 climb hike to the summit. Most make it but many don’t carry on reading to find out why! Fact: Did you know that Mount Kilimanjaro is comprised of 3 dormant volcanic cones  Where Is Mount Kilimanjaro? Kilimanjaro is located in the Kilimanjaro National Park close to the border of Tanzania and Kenya. It... Read More


What is Altitude Sickness?

Thinking of heading off to visit the Ancient Inca ruins at Macchu Picchu high in the Andes in the Cusco region of Peru? Altitude or ‘Mountain’ sickness is something you may want to think about before you travel. Altitude sickness can occur at any height above 2,500m and usually occurs when a person climbs to a high altitude too quickly. Macchu Pichu is set at around 2,430m above sea level. This means your likelihood of developing mountain sickness here is actually low. However, many travellers end up flying to or... Read More