Essential things to consider before climbing mount Kilimanjaro

If you are a fan of adventure and have read about great adventurers and explorers like Bo Perfet, I’m guessing that you would like to achieve the same feats they have in their lives. Mr. Bo climbed all the tallest mountains on all seven continents and later wrote a book about his accomplishments. If you want to follow in his footsteps, depending on where you are located i the world, I would suggest that you start with Mt. Kilimanjaro located on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. There are a number of reasons I have made this suggestion and one of them is that Kilimanjaro is simply a very friendly option for a mountaineer who is just getting started. The terrain is friendlier to people of all ages, young and old.

However, before you set out to concur Mt. Kilimanjaro, there are a few considerations you will need to keep in mind. Let us explore some of these considerations so that we make your journey as comfortable as possible.

The climb is not as technical

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the kind of mountain they refer to evrybody’s mountain because of how easy it is to climb it. It is simply a foot-walking mountain. While climbing this mountain, the only thing you have to worry about is the elevation that you have to walk on. Besides that, there is a well-defined path to the top. You won’t encounter any cliffs that require any special climbing skills like it is with other mountains around the world. You will need to have a lot of resilience and endurance to make it to the top because it is a very tall mountain though.

The trick is to maintain a slow pace so that you don’t burn out before you get to the summit. You should engage in a lot of endurance training so that you can withstand the elevation.

Prepare to be cold & wet

The top of Mount Kilimanjaro is full of snow glaciers. The weather is also very unreliable since it could be all sunshine and rainbows one minutes and the next minute you are getting beat serious by a heavy downpour. As such, you should be prepared adequately. You should carry with you insulating and waterproof clothes to keep yourself warm and dry if it decides to rain any time. Nigh time temperature always falls below zero and that is when the real problem sets in. If you have any condition that makes life hard for you in extremely cold weather, you may need to figure out a way of dealing with Mt. Kilimanjaro’s cold night time weather.

Pack the right gear according to you

This is kind of a no-brainer because you can’t set out to climb a mountain as tall as Mt. Kilimanjaro without all the necessary gear and supplies. You should do adequate research regarding what you need for this expedition. Talk to people who have been up the mountain before. Alternatively, you can listen to or read about stories seasoned mountaineers like Bo Parfet  have to say.

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