Do you have Iron Deficient Anemia? Do you ever just have this overwhelming feeling all day, every day, that you have no energy?! Ever just sat there thinking, I eat well and healthily, I exercise, I take all my supplements, I get enough restful sleep but yet I just feel so lethargic and out of breath all the time?! Well it’s maybe time it’s time to have your iron levels tested, you may be suffering from iron deficient anemia. This form of anemia is one of the most prevalent types experienced by people. This type of anemia occurs when our bodies
When things go wrong – HACE Today, we come to the end of our Altitude Sickness blogs. I hope by the end of this blog, you will know the ins and outs of the conditions that you can make the best-informed decisions if you ever need to while on your trip. HACE High Altitude Cerebral Edema or HACE for short, is a condition that occurs as a result of hypoxia in altitudes in excess of 2000 meters or 6560 feet. HACE can be potentially fatal as it causes the brain to swell and stop functioning a normal manner. As I’ve
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Explained  Over the last couple of weeks we have discussed all the changes that your body will go through and how to best cope with the altitude and how best to prepare for it…….. Now, what happens when things do not go to plan? Acute Mountain Sickness: The Intro There are many things that can go wrong while on your trip. They can range from physical injury to severe illness. Over the next couple of weeks to months, we’ll be going over and discussing the various things that may go wrong. In each of the topics, we
Preparation for high altitude trekking advice from us to you! Last week we discussed the physiological changes your body will go through at high altitudes. This week we will be delving into how best to preparation for high altitude trekking ascents so you that are able to enjoy and love every moment of the trip. Preparation for high altitude trekking: The Intro Before you leave and tackle the mountain you’ve decided upon there are quite a few things you can do in preparation for high altitude trekking for the challenges ahead. These tips and ideas aren’t rules and regulations that you
Effects of altitude on Kilimanjaro So you are looking at climbing Kilimanjaro but are worried about what will happen to your body at altitude? We have been involved in mountaineering not only on Kilimanjaro but on some of the highest mountains the in the world for over 20 years. We have been in countless situations at altitude and have not only helped people through these situations but have also got to experience some of these effects ourselves.  It is one thing to help a climber with a Pulmonary Edema from an outsider’s perspective, but having suffered one myself I can

Safety on Kilimanjaro Although climbing Kilimanjaro is relatively easy compared to say a Himalayan mountain, trekkers should still respect the fact that it is close to 6000m above sea level. And with that comes many scenarios that a potential summiteer of the highest mountain in Africa would need to take seriously.  Before you embark on your trekking adventure there are a number of things that you should familiarize yourself with. Some of the things may seem obvious like getting sufficient training, but there may be other things that make all the difference in terms of your safety on Kilimanjaro. Let’s