Is it dangerous to climb Kilimanjaro?

While climbing any mountain can be dangerous, Kilimanjaro is far less dangerous than most because the risk of rockfall or death is almost entirely avoidable. However, because to the risk of altitude sickness, which is the leading cause of tourist deaths on the mountain, climbing Kilimanjaro may be extremely risky. While altitude sickness can be reduced to a considerable extent, it cannot be completely prevented. You are unlikely to incur injury or death on your climb if you are in excellent health, ascend gently on a safe trail under the direction of one of our experienced and well-trained mountain guides, are honest about your physical state with your guide, and follow his safety recommendations. However, you must recognize that climbing Kilimanjaro is always a danger.

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