There are three things that you need to do to give yourself the best chance of climbing Kilimanjaro successfully.
Get your temperature right
Conserving energy by ensuring that you always have the right body temperature will mean that your body is not working overtime to either cool down or heat up.
When you set off walking you need to be slightly cool, regularly climbers say “Be Bold, Start Cold” so just before you start remove your down jacket or over jacket. When you stop moving for your “maintenance stop” then immediately put on your down jacket or over jacket to keep warm. This will help you conserve energy.
Eat and drink plenty
Ensure you have enough energy to summit and descend by “feeding your climb “. You will be trekking for 13-15 hours on summit day and could easily consume burn over. 4000 calories during this time.
We suggest that you bring with you a selection of things you like, and find easy, to eat such as candy bars, crisp, cookies, trail mix, fruits, nuts, energy bars, and hard sweets for summit day.