Our Expedition First Kit

The truth is every single year, climbers die on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to its extreme altitude and non professional company, climbing Kilimanjaro can be quite dangerous if one is not properly monitored and treated. At Karibu Adventures, we are focused on safety. We understand that first and foremost, it is our main responsibility to keep all of our clients out of harm’s way.

Karibu Adventures guide carry a more comprehensive medical kit containing the following,

Wraps, Splints and Wound Coverings

  • Triangular cravat bandage
  • Rolled gauze
  • First-aid cleansing pads with topical anesthetic
  • Homeostatic (blood-stopping) gauze

Medications/Treatments

  • Hand sanitizer (BKZ- or alcohol-based)
  • Antacid tablets
  • Throat lozenges
  • Lubricating eye drops
  • Loperamide tablets (for diarrhea symptoms)
  • Insect sting relief treatment
  • Glucose or other sugar to treat hypoglycemia
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Dexamethasone
  • Phenegan
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Water-treatment chemicals or water guard
  • Hydrogen Peroxide

Tools and Supplies

  • Paramedic shears (blunt-tip scissors)
  • Standard thermometer
  • Small mirror
  • Medical / surgical gloves (nitrile preferred; avoid latex)
  • Steel sewing needle with heavy-duty thread
  • Small notepadwith waterproof pencil or pen
  • Emergency heat-reflecting blanket
  • Headlamp(preferred) or flashlight
  • Stethoscope
  • Pulse Oxymeter

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