Trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro
A study was presented at the CISTM that showed a high rate of altitude illness among trekkers on Kili. Those who knew about altitude illness, took acetazolamide (diamox) and ascended over more than 5 days had fewer problems. Interestingly those who had done specific pretravel training had serious altitude illness more often than others perhaps because they attempted the climb more quickly because of their training.
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