Should I Get a Medical Check-Up before climbing Kilimanjaro?

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We advice all our future climbers and clients to make a medical check before climbing Kilimanjaro. Your doctor will tell you exactly about all risks of trekking at high altitude and about potential risks according to your age, your personal fitness level and your general health condition. You should contact your doctor anyway to talk about the right vaccination prior to your trip. If you are constantly using medications we recommend you to ask for any side effects or interference of your daily medication in combination with Altitude Mountain Sickness Medicine such as Diamox and Malaria preventatives. If you have any medical issues that are relevant for your safety and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro you have to inform us prior to your booking AND prior to your arrival. Children younger than 10 years old are normally not allowed to climb Kilimanjaro but can be given special permission.

Medical issues that might affect your Kilimanjaro climb are:

  • Diabetes

  • Kidney problems

  • Heart deseases

  • Asthma or other Respiratory Issues

  • High or low blood pressure

  • Sprains

  • Hernia

  • Allergies

Please contact us prior to your booking if you are not sure about your medical and physical situation. We will assist you as best as we can to minimize any avoidable risks for your climb!