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Water, water and more water – one of the best techniques for climbing Kilimanjaro is to stay hydrated – super hydrated. You should drink at least 4 litres of water per day, if not more. While sometimes your body may feel like it’s hard to drink more water, you have to force yourself to drink more. Dehydration is one of the major problems for climbing any mountain and forces many people to descend, if not properly hydrated.

And don’t forget, when you drink a lot of water, you pee all the time, sometimes every 20 or 30 minutes. People are peeing everywhere on Kilimanjaro. This happens not only during the day, but at night, when it’s 10 degrees outside, and you are finally nestled in your tent, and then all of a sudden you feel the pee urge. Trust me, it might happen a few times each night. Just make sure you walk far enough away from your tent and the camp, as tired people have been known to stumble a few feet away and pee on another person’s tent.

By Peter Baxter | Permalink | No Comments | September 17th, 2005
Tags: Mountain Warnings on Kili, Opinion
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