Pulse Oxymeter On Kilimanjaro
Pulse Oxymeter on Kilimanjaro, our guides will use a pulse oximeter to measure the oxygen level in your blood and your pulse rate in the morning and evening. The oximeter is placed on a climber’s fingertip. The oximeter uses two beams of light that shine into small blood vessels and capillaries in your finger. The sensor reflects the amount of oxygen in the blood.
This dives measure how much oxygen your blood is carrying as a percentage of the maximum it could carry. Normal blood oxygen levels at sea level are 95-100%.
Pulse Oxymeter on Kilimanjaro also shows altitude increases, oxygen saturation decrease. Proper acclimatization generally brings oxygen saturation higher, which is why these figures typically rise when oxygen saturation are tested after resting overnight. On Kilimanjaro, oxygen saturation percentages are regularly in the 80’s. However, if oxygen saturation is ever less than 80%, we monitor that climber very closely. read more here.
Twice daily oxygen saturation test
One of the key indicators of deteriorating health at altitude is a decline in your blood oxygen levels. At sea level this should be close to 100% but at altitude will safely drop to about 90%. If you go below this we take it as a warning sign to monitor you very closely for further symptoms of altitude sickness.