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Climbing the Barranco Wall on Mount Kilimanjaro, otherwise known as the Kissing Rock, poses zero risks to your well-being beacause in reality, it is simply a rock-shaped staircase located between the Karanga Valley and the Barranco Valley on Kilimanjaro. Many hikers are intimidated by images of the large massif online, which appears to be a...
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Mount Kilimanjaro Hike Distance And Elevation Gains
Because Mount Kilimanjaro stands at 5,895 meters (19,340 feet), you and the majority of hikers attempting to climb the mountain will likely need to acclimatize prior to the hike. This is because after fatigue and poor digestion, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the leading cause of most Kilimanjaro summit failures and a good chunk of...
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With about 16,000 hikers that attempt to climb Kilimanjaro every year, the overall Kilimanjaro summit success rate for the 7 established routes is only averaged at 60%. (1) Though this is the case, Kilimanjaro hikes have been effortless over recent years thanks to the rise of information on the internet. Better-informed hikers have learned to...
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The weather on Mount Kilimanjaro is mainly determined by altitude and time of day, rather than seasonal changes that cause wide temperatures. This is mainly to due to the mountain’s proximity to the equator, ocean and its height. In a nutshell, the winds that move across the Indian ocean are interrupted by the mountain’s masif,...
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Climbing Kilimanjaro can be a bit tricky if you’re new to high altitudes, outdoor camping, and long marathons. That’s because many hikers attempting Mount Kilimanjaro suffer from altitude sickness, fatigue and a lack of sleep. This is often due to poor acclimatization opportunities and a lack of physical recovery after hikes. More importantly, not knowing...
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Before thinking about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, conduct a fitness test to gage your ability to travel at a pace of 400 vertical meters per hour with a 10kg weighted pack. This will determine your body’s ability to adapt to sudden shifts in altitude, while assessing your strength to endurance during long hikes. Eventhough this may...
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The Western Breach is the most difficult and dangerous ascent path on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route is extremely steep and rocky, with deadly rockfalls occurring during high winds. Although you don’t need to become a rock climber in order to climb the Western Breach, mountain climbing experience is required or, at least, very strongly recommended to attempt this route. There is no...
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It takes 5 to 9 days to complete a Kilimanjaro trek over a 53-72km (32-45mi) hiking range. The duration of the hike is largely dictated by how well you are able to acclimatize to the lack of oxygen at altitude. The longer you the trek, the more acclimatization opportunities you’re likely to get during your...
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Mount Kilimanjaro sits at 5,895m (19,341ft) and is considerably taller and more difficult than Everest Base Camp (5,364m), when you factor in altitude sickness, physical hardship, weather conditions and sleeping arrangements. (1) Although these mountains differ in many aspects, It’s worth noting that the terrain underfoot can be treacherous on both treks. We’re talking narrow...
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Mount Kilimanjaro is not a hard undertaking because there are no technical skills or equipment required to reach the summit. As long as you’re well conditioned and can walk up to 7 hours at a time, you should be in great shape to successfully climb Kilimanjaro. That said, you should not underestimate the overall hike...
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