30 Dec SHOULD I GET A MEDICAL CHECKUP?
Mount Kilimanjaro is comparatively an easier trek than the other mountains of its height or higher but one should not underestimate its terrain. The changing altitude along with different climatic zones gives can put even experienced climbers in trouble. For an amateur to go on a hiking expedition, which involves climbing at higher altitudes and long hours of walking can be potentially dangerous if he is not medically fit to perform this task. It would be daredevilry to climb Kilimanjaro without getting all body parameters checked from a doctor before the climb.
We request all climbers to undergo a medical check prior to attempting Kilimanjaro. A doctor would be the best person to tell you whether you should go for high altitude trekking in your age, fitness level and current health conditions. If you have any medical issue that can make your climb on Kilimanjaro more dangerous for you than an average person, please inform us about it before you book. The minimum age for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is 10 years old. There is no maximum age, however, the climb is strenuous and presents a high risk. Serious considerations should be given to anyone under the age of 18 and over 60. We at Kili Quests adhere to strict fitness requirements and perform various tests before sending any of our clients to trek Kilimanjaro. A resting heart rate of under 100 beats is the minimum fitness requirement each climber must have. The average resting heart rate is 60-80 beats per minute.