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Rescued on Kilimanjaro

One of the 3 percent
One of the 3 percent
I can’t confirm these reports, but recently I read that 31,899 people attempted to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro last year. That’s about 7,000 more than the previous year, which was around 25,000 climbers. Out of all those people, 993 had to be rescued from the mountain. It’s about 3 percent of all people going up the mountain which is relatively low.

How the park authorities define “rescue” is unclear, but it means the climbers probably suffered altitude sicknesses and had to be transported down the mountain.