Throughout this series of blog posts, I have included tips on what you will need and what the experience is like. But what you seldom read about is what happens to you when you get back.
First of all, you will look at the incoming group of poor sods about to tackle the mountain and will smile knowingly into your beer, not wishing to be them for a single minute. And then you realise that the team who came down the same time we were about to head up were looking at us in exactly the same way.
Secondly, your body can have a delayed reaction to the exertion, high altitude and temperature extremes you've gone through. Here are some of the effects we experienced:
Yip – it’s all glamour. But is it worth it? Yes. Would I do it again? No. Am I glad I did it? Absolutely.
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2/2/2018 01:41:18 pm
Weirdly, you do need to ensure you pack sanitary items. Kilimanjaro plays with mother nature. You may think all will be fine, it did change for quite a few of us and annoyingly there is no corner shop to pop too.
28/2/2020 09:57:26 pm
Nice blog. I am thinking of doing this trek and reading a blog is so much more informative than the information given by the various tour groups. Your blog was very informative about the weather, the trail itself, the tents, food, the human mind. Thanks for taking the time to share.
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