I was sent this from someone who also recently hiked Mt Kilimanjaro and had to laugh as it was only yesterday that I was starting to think 🤔... oh it wasn’t that bad... 😂 @staceyquiel are you planning the next destination? #mountainsummit#cycleofmountainclimbing
After a pretty bleak weather forecast (although not a patch on Snowdonia in November, amiright @mountainmindset.co.uk@alexrhodesuk@walkscrambleclimb) we weren't expecting to see much as we trekked the Tongariro crossing, so we were super excited when the cloud lifted and we got a great weather window to get to the summit of Mt. Tongariro (1,978 m). Some great views throughout including one of several craters atop the still active volcano that is full of mineral rich blue water (Blue Lake), and an awesome view of Mount Doom (Mt. Ngauruhoe). Didn't see any hobbits or nazgul though. Sadly we didn't get a chance to scramble up to the top of the cone (at 2,291 m) as the weather came in pretty quick after that and we made a hasty descent! #teararoa#tongarirocrossing#mountdoom#lordoftherings#destroytheringfrodo#nazgul#mountainsummit#mountains
Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro is a challenging task but if you come prepared, you can make it to the top!
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are 5 tips for a successful climb:
🏔 Choose a longer route. For the highest chance of success and the lowest risk of altitude sickness, choose a longer journey to the summit rather than a shorter one.
🏔 Hydrate on the mountain. At high levels of altitude, you dehydrate much quicker. Dehydration can increase your chances of headaches, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), overall fatigue, and even grouchiness, so drink plenty of water!
🏔 Gear up. While climbing Kilimanjaro, it is of the utmost importance to make sure you have the right gear. One of the essential items for your climb is a pair of waterproof boots that have been broken in on your long training hikes with the same style of socks you plan on wearing.
🏔 Pole, pole! Pole, pole is a phrase that you will often hear while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. In Swahili, it means slowly, gently, softly, quietly, be calm, or take it easy. When taking on a challenge like Kilimanjaro, remember slow, and steady can mean the difference between successfully reaching the summit and turning back early.
🏔 Believe! A positive mental attitude can keep you going when fatigue and doubts arise.
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