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You already know what altitude sickness feels like

I often get asked what altitude sickness feels like.  After collapsing at 18,000 feet above sea level on the slopes of Kilimanjaro I have a pretty good idea.  But I don’t think you need to go all that way.  I’m betting that you already know what it feels like. The basic symptoms are straightforward enough; […]

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Martina and the Mountain

Last week  Martina Navratilova talked about her attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and the challenges that forced her to turn back.  She had decided to climb the mountain in an attempt to raise funds and awareness for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.  But after months of training, and even a hike up the Bank […]

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Drugs on the Mountain, Do They Help?

Climbing Kilimanjaro can put you at higher risk of altitude sickness. But there are a few things you can do to mitigate the risks and ensure you enjoy the climb every step of the way.

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New Kilimanjaro Book

The book is finally here! The Mountaineer Books has published my adventure travel narrative Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it All on Top of Africa. It’s an inspirational and sometimes humorous account of what it took an ordinary guy to reach the top of the African continent.

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Climbing Kilimanjaro and running marathons

On my last climb up Kilimanjaro I was joined by a  number of folks including Paul, who had trained by running three marathons leading up to the climb.   Three marathons!  I couldn’t believe it.  In spite of severe stomach problems and altitude sickness he still made it to the summit.   For a while I’ve been […]

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Altitude

Read and learn how other climbers have dealt with altitude sickness when climbing Kilimanjaro.

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