How dangerous is Kilimanjaro?

Deadly accidents are very rare. When you are well prepared and pay attention to your body and our guides, the climb is very safe.

Most accidents happen when climbers push themselves too hard and ignore the telltale signs of altitude sickness.

In case something does happen, our trained guides all have First Aid kits, telecommunication devices and all camps have special wheelchairs (looking a bit like a wheelbarrow), which makes it possible to descend very quickly. The mountain routes also have helicopter pads in case someone needs to be evacuated.

It is important to have an insurance that covers mountain climbing and evacuation with a helicopter when needed.

More information about travel insurance.

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