Nico Verdoes had 4 weeks in the altitude tent be prepared for Kilimanjaro expedition. The intention was to climb the climb of Africa's largest mountain in just 5 days. So the fastest route, with the greatest chance of altitude sickness. Thanks to good preparation and height acclimatization everything went really well and we got the following response from Nico. Something that is of course always great to read!
“Returned Saturday from a very successful trip to the Kilimanjaro. The ascent and descent to the top in the minimum time of 5 days was very successful for me. I have not had any problems with it altitude sickness, unlike my two friends who were with me. They suffered from the symptoms of altitude sickness. I am convinced that sleeping in the height tent helped! "
"Thank you Altitude Dream!"
What is the Kilimanjaro climb
The Kilimanjaro is a magical mountain. An easily accessible almost six thousand volcano with a highest practicable and healthy person attainable in Africa, the various climatic zones that enable a trip from the tropics to the pole on one mountain, and the views on and from the mountain. the Kilimanjaro for many irresistible. In addition, your luggage can be carried by a guide and a cook prepares food on the way.
There are different routes to climb the mountain. The two most popular start in the villages of Marangu and Machame. The Marangu route is also called the "Cola route", and it takes at least 5 days to walk it. The heavier Machame route was nicknamed "Whiskey route" is more of a challenge and can be walked in 6 days, but it is recommended 7 or 8 days. The most difficult route is the Umbwe route. This route is the shortest of all routes but steeper, more dangerous and the least favorable for acclimatization. The Lemosho route via the Western Breach is the most technical of the popular routes.
In addition to the "hiking trails", there are dozens of other ways to climb Kilamanjaro. However, the routes via, for example, the Northern IJsveld, the Rebmann glacier, or the Heim glacier are rarely used. In 1978, Reinhold Messner and Konrad Renzler successfully climbed a direct, dangerous and technically difficult route through the so-called Breach Wall: the icicle.
Every climb of the mountain stimulates the regional economy. You pay admission fees for every day in the park, plus an amount for each night. In addition, each group is obliged to hire a guide. The local climbing agencies ensure that there are also carriers and a cook. One consequence is that it is possible to see groups of people high up on the mountain, who dine extensively while sitting on chairs.
Every year a few tens of thousands start climbing the Kilimanjaro. Not even half of them reach the top.
Many people overestimate their own capacities and underestimate the low temperature and the consequences of high-altitude efforts. On the popular walking and climbing routes to the mountain and on the south-western crater ridge from Kilimanjaro to and from Uhuru Peak it can get very busy. Relatively few visitors come to the Kibocaldera itself, where the remains of the Furtwängler glacier, the ice cliffs of the Northern IJsveld and the Reusch crater can be visited.