Tag: altitude sickness

5 March 2021
Mera Peak with Earth's Edge 6

How to acclimatise properly on high altitude treks

If you’re heading off on an expedition from Ireland or the UK, you’re probably curious about how you’ll cope at altitude. Altitude sickness is definitely something to take seriously. It can affect anyone, regardless of their level of fitness or health. But the good news is that once you’re prepared, and give yourself enough time to acclimatise, you’re far less likely to be affected. If you’re wondering how to acclimatise properly on high altitude treks, read on for the expert advice from our expedition guide, Johnjoe…

Best time to climb Kilimanjaro

How to prevent altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro

Trekking up Kilimanjaro is a dream for many people. But climbing the tallest mountain in Africa isn’t a walk in the park. As you work your way up the mountain, and the oxygen gets thinner, altitude sickness can strike. And it doesn’t matter who you are – it can affect anyone, no matter how fit they are. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it, though – with our tips and tricks, you’ll know exactly how to tackle altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro.

What Our Clients Say

The Kenya Tri-Adventure is an amazing trip. I have done lots of trekking holidays before but I feel like this trip had the perfect mixture of disciplines. When I look back I don’t know how we fit that much into 11 days. The hike is…

Sarah Jane Rooney, Co. Dublin

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was my second trip with Earth’s Edge. The team at Earth’s Edge treat everyone with respect and make you feel part of the family rather than simply a paying customer. I have met some wonderful people and shared some…

John Creaven, Co. Dublin

Hands down the most special and amazing trip I have done to date, and coming from a well-seasoned traveler this is saying a lot! Climbing Kilimanjaro had been on my bucket list for quite some time and when I turned 40 this year, I decided…

Adele Woods, Co. Kildare

Read More Testimonials