Medical Check up

Medical Check up

All climbers should have a medical check prior to attempting the mountain.

  • Ask your doctor if high altitude trekking is permissible for your age, fitness level and health condition.
  • Ask if you have any preexisting medical conditions that can cause problems on the climb.
  • Ask if any of your medications can affect altitude acclimatization.
  • Ask whether Diamox can be taken with your existing prescription medicines.

If you have any medical issues that can be make climbing Kilimanjaro more dangerous for you than the average person, we need to be informed of this before you book.

Such medical issues include but are not limited to:

  • Spine problems
  • Circulation problems
  • Internal problems such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, intestinal or kidney problems
  • Respiratory issues such as asthma, high or low blood pressure, head trauma or injury, heart conditions
  • Blood disease, hearing or vision impairment
  • Cancer, seizure disorders
  • Joint dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Hernia

The minimum age for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is 10 years old. There is no maximum age. However, the climb is strenuous and presents health risks, especially to people in high risk categories. Serious consideration should be given to anyone under the age of 18 and over the age of 60. The climbers on the extreme ends of the age spectrum should definitely consult their doctor.

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