Kilimanjaro Maravilla y Roof del Mundo
We travel today to one of the seven wonders of the world. Mount Kilimanjaro, or the "roof of the world" has served as inspiration for innumerable myths and mysteries. Their legends tell us about small unknown inhabitants who inhabit the interior of their three immense peaks and tell us stories of gods and demons in dispute for their snow and ravines. Kilimanjaro is one of the most important and isolated volcanic mountains in the world, and is composed of three independent peaks of Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. This jewel of Africa has probably dozens of names to mention it, since the locals continue to consider it an enigma today today.
They consider it the mountain of God and its tremors and the death of tourists are a consequence of their anger. It attracts millions of tourists and climbers to Tanzania who begin the promotion with all these suggestive stories in the head. Kilimanjaro climb is the most accessible on the planet, and that greatly sharpens its attraction. Let’s talk today about some basic aspects of this escalation. A challenge that Mother Natura has prepared only for the most intrepid spirits. Mount Kilimanjaro is covered with his eternal fog and gray and dark clouds, Mount Kilimanjaro is actually volcanic formation, with a height of 5.895 meters.
It is about 330 kilometers south of Ecuador, and its impressive and magnificent figure can see hundreds of kilometers away. Its current characteristics were formed during the last 500,000 years after a chain of explosions and tremors that gave rise to its 250 volcanic hills and craters lakes, including the magnificent lake Chala. The ascent routes are six;The routes used to reach the Kilimanjaro Summit in Uhuru Peak: Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Lemosho / Shira, Rongai and the West Gap. The first five are suitable to get to the top walking, without using climbing techniques.
Despite this, the difficulty of the climb to Kilimanjaro is in acclimatization at the height, in the hardness of the slopes and in the accumulated distances. The west gap requires the use of Piolet and Crampones, since it crosses the Arrow glacier. It is a dangerous route that despite being allowed is not recommended. The most popular for its degree of medium difficulty is the Marangu route. This route is also known as the "Coca Cola" route. There are about 54 kilometers and five to six days of perfectly marked route and is the only one that has numerous mountain shelters. On the other hand, on the RONGAI route the slopes are lower, which facilitates the acclimatization process at the height.
It is a little longer, about 70 km, and six or seven days are needed to do it. The latest two ascent routes require very good physical and mental preparation. They are cataloged as high resistance and require a high degree of physical preparation. They require more days and more equipment, since they do not have alpine shelters. The advantage is that the views from both are impressive. All routes divide the ascent so that the climb is about a thousand meters a day. This is not a backpack and adventure trip that one does on your own. It is very important to have authorized guides and the services of an agency. They can be hired from the city of origin or destination.
Both options are good. What we must verify is that prices include transport, food, guides, porters and entrances to national parks. There are two ideal seasons to climb to Kilimanjaro are Christmas and summer. During the rest of the year it coincides with the wet times of the area. Another important recommendation is to physically prepare at least six months in advance of the ascent, otherwise the probabilities are considerably decrease. It is convenient to make many routes on the mountain, a lot of steps machine in the gym and a lot of swimming. This is basic training, even though a specific physical program should be prepared.
The climb of almost six thousand meters high of this route implies that the body must make metabolic adaptations to combat fatigue, cold, solar radiation. But above all you have to pay attention to the evil tall. This last factor is the one that can become a serious problem for the mountaineer. Needless to say, more than a thousand people a year should be evacuated from Kilimanjaro due. We must make the ascent at a much more slow pace than the body allows us and follow the instructions of the guides to the letter.
Do not start climbing under any circumstances if our physical conditions are not suitable, or with a simple cold this rise can be made. It is also very important to know when to stop. If the symptoms of high evil begin to appear from moderate to serious. You have to go down immediately and put yourself in the hands of medical services. Many times a member of the upload team begins to feel bad and fears delaying the group. That is why the group is especially important. The team members must monitor each other and must stop or return if any of them begins to suffer the symptoms of this high high evil that can become deadly at any time.