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KILIMANJARO CLIMB - LEMOSHO ROUTE - Let the adventure begin

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 09:53

Hi, I have just booked this trip for myself and my husband. We can't wait but are a little anxious as to what is ahead of us.  It is something we have spoken about doing for quite some time.

Are there any other brave souls out there doing the same date?

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:38

Thanks Carole for all the information and your words of encouragement. We were tempted to do the Rongai route but thought that the Lemosho would give us a better chance of success.

What time of year did you do your climb? I have read various reports as to how cold it will be but they all seem to differ. Obviously no two years are the same but there does seem to be quite a difference in what people say the night time temperatures will be!

We are slowly building up our training, but as you say no one knows who will or will not be affected by AS, and you can't train for that. I suppose it is all part and parcel of the adventure that awaits us! roll on August.

 bye

 Lindsay

 

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 15:41

From what I have read they recommend that your drink at least 3 to 4 litres of water a day which apparently helps to alleviate the symptoms of altitude sickness. Obviously drinking this amount of fluid results in it having to go somewhere. Can I ask what the female members of your trip did regarding going to the toilet during the day? Obviously there might not be places to hide behind all the time which certainly seems to be the case the higher up you get. The thought of having not only to negotiate several layers of clothing together with no where to hide certainly doesn't fill me with much joy. I have found however the ideal solution for nightime toilet needs http://www.purpleturtle.co.uk/acatalog/Travel_John_and_Pocketoilet.html These seem to be the answer, especially when we are higher up and it is freezing outside. Anything that negates the need to go out to the communal toilet is good in my book. I thought I must ask as it never seems to come up in any posting forums but I'm sure I'm not the only one who has wondered about these things.

Cheers

 Lindsay

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