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FITNESS & HEALTH
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a once-in-a-live-time experience! It does require some physical fitness and mental determination, but no special technical skills or equipment are needed. Folks from all over the world, and at ages ranging from a 7 year old child to an 85 year old man, have successfully summited. But the challenge should not be taken lightly. Good physical and mental preparation, and an experienced team of guides and porters, such as Team Raha - Fairexpeditions, and your chance of having a great - and successful - experience on Kilimanjaro are as high as they can be!
You must be prepared for all types of weather on the mountain! It can be hot and humid at the bottom, and -10 deg F with high winds at the top! You are responsible for bringing personal gear and equipment - we will provide tents, eating utensils etc. Below is a quick overview of personal gear you need to bring. You can download a detailed list here.
waterproof jacket | parka-style jacket | fleece jacket | long sleeve shirt | waterproof pants | hiking pants | fleece pants | long underwear
sun hat | warm (ski) hat
warm and thin gloves
sunglasses | water bottles
sleeping bag | head lamp | duffel bag | daypack
Your porters will carry most of your gear for you from camp to camp. All you need to carry is your daypack with snacks, water, camera, rain gear etc.
We will guide you with planning your fitness program, learning about Altitude Sickness and how to minimize the risk, general health issues, and providing a climbing gear check list.