5 Climbing Guidelines For Kilimanjaro
5 Climbing Guidelines For Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro Climbing Guidelines
LIST OF MOUNTING KILIMANJARO CLIMBING GUIDELINES
Like any national park, there are guidelines which you must follow during your mount climbing to Kilimanjaro. This should be noted that guidelines are very essential and are designed to ensure that humans and wildlife is protected. As regards to the park, all the flora and fauna within the park is protected by guidelines. If those guidelines are not put in place, some of the conservation efforts would not be possible and it would lead to extinction of some species after a measurable period of time. There are many climbing guidelines at Mount Kilimanjaro but let me highlight a few of them:
CHILDREN BELOW 10 YEARS ARE ALLOWED TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO
I have seen children who behave more like adults but that does not stop them from being children. Children, in most cases, don’t have the mental strength to face certain new challenges and to adapt to new environments. These are some of the reasons why it always better to leave children back at home during your mount climbing challenge. Some climbing routes command high acclimatization rates which children would not be willing to adapt to.
CONSULT A DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE LUNG AND HEART PROBLEMS
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro requires a certain level of physical strength to be able to achieve the ultimate dream of reaching the summit. Such a physical strength cannot be achieved if you are feeling unhealthy in some way and this is why it is recommended to visit a doctor if you have lung and heart problems. I believe the reason why they pointed out these two body organs is because they have a lot to do with climbing. For example during walking, the heart and the lungs are always more active
IF YOU HAVE A THROAT OR COLD, DO NOT GO BEYOND 3000 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL
Like the common saying which says that the higher you go, the cooler it becomes; it becomes more cold during climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the more you approach greater heights and therefore it is better to stay below 3000 meters above sea level if you have a cold. If you have a cold or throat and you don’t respect the guidelines, your sickness might intensify which might lead to death.
DO NOT LITTER RUBBISH IN THE PARK
It is always better to leave the park the way you found it. Some of the litters are dangerous to animals and might cause serious problems when consumed. For example, polythene bags can lead to any animal’s death if consumed. You might say that not every litter is polythene bags, why not allow it? It might not start out as polythene bags but the more people get used to throwing and leaving litter wherever they wish, it is possible to start leaving polythene bags as well. Not throwing rubbish in the park shall naturally keep the park clean which attracts more tourists-some people are attracted to cleanliness.
REPORT QUICKLY IF YOU HAVE SICKNESS PROBLEMS
One of the major reasons why tourists fail to reach the summit is because of altitude sickness problems. If you get some of those problems, it is better to report quickly to get help.
There are so many guidelines about Mount Kilimanjaro climbing but I decided to note a few of them. Enjoy Mount climbing safari in Tanzania with Kilimanjaro Bound.
Important Information About Your Tanzania Safari Adventure
- Full board accommodation while on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges.
- Private guide.
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- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport.
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