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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Tips From an Expert!
A Climb for Technology – Part 3
Our CEO Mario Aguilera, who is The Second Bolivian person ever to have reached the top of Kilimanjaro. Embarking on an adventure to test our energy products under the worse weather conditions and time of the year! And our inspirational Tespack Ambassador Hudson, who is a porter for the Mountain; climbing it over 150 times! Providing The Best Four Routes to Kilimanjaro according to climbers preferences from: Beautiful Sceneries, Physical Challenge or a route that allows climbers to take it easy and have fun with friends! Without mentioning Hudson’s favourite route.
In this blog post, we are here to share Hudson’s expert tips with you! So if you’re considering climbing the mountain, but have no understanding on where to start, we have you covered!
3 most important tips:
1st Tip: Prepare Mentally
Hudson emphasises on the importance of not being afraid of other people’s experiences or stories about climbing the mountain, everyone is unique!
“No one has the same experience in the mountain or feels the same way, everyone has their own experience even if they were on the same trek”
He highlights on the importance of mental determination. “Just come out here, believe you can do it and see it for yourselves. Mental determination can beat it all. Plus remember it’s about enjoying the journey as well as trusting yourself ”
2nd Tip: Prepare Physically
Hudson advises first time climbers to prepare themselves physically. “Kilimanjaro isn’t as easy as taking a walk in the park. The altitude can be a problem for any climber too, so taking exercises especially high-altitude ones can help you overcome the problem.” With higher altitudes the air contains less oxygen therefore practicing can prepare the body for the hike and make it an easier experience. It is also advisable to take bike rides beforehand as this is a great way to improve your cardiovascular fitness. Other preparation exercises include running, swimming and even climbing the stairs carrying heavier weights in order to make it to the top!
3rd Tip: Choose a Positive Crew!
This is one of the most important tips, as almost everyone undervalues this recommendation but it has a high impact on your chances to reach the Top of Kilimanjaro. Hudson encourages first timers to pick good friends and the right crew. He states you can be physically and mentally prepared however “if your crew is not the right one for the job your experience may not be the best one possible” Before climbing, ensure you research into the best porters and staff to maximum your experience. Hudson suggests a crew that “see the climbers as friends, rather than clients”.
Losing Power at the Highest point in Africa:
If Climbing Kilimanjaro so often, it will become apparent that losing power by the time you get to the top is a possibility. We can’t imagine a more disappointing feeling than climbing and achieving the route, and then missing the opportunity to capture the amazing scenery at the top. Hudson mentioned – “I have witnessed a lot of climbers on the mountain running out of charge when they needed it the most. I have fallen victim to this problem too, many times.” It is common for devices to run out of charge on the mountain due to extreme conditions, which is the reason
“I love Tespack’s Attachable Solar Smartpack, it’s easy to handle/carry and works perfectly everywhere I have been with it and you can remove the solar panels and join as many as you want! Plus they are Lightweight which is essential when climbing. It has been keeping me fully charged everywhere and this enhances my experiences as a tour guide.”
He goes on to conclude “memories are what we are left with after climbing. Climbers can store these memories in the form of pictures in their devices. This would not be possible if you are out of power. This is where Tespack steps in and contribute to amazing experiences.”
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