HFO Brothers delivers the highest quality safety measures on Kilimanjaro. We take the following steps on your climb while you enjoy your adventure in Tanzania: • We carry oxygen tanks on all our climbs. • We carry a portable hyperbaric chamber (Gamow bag) on all our climbs and have a system in place for immediate evacuation off the mountain. • We Using a pulse ox meter we will monitor your oxygen saturation and heart rate twice a day or more often if necessary. • Every morning we listen to your lung sounds with a stethoscope to assess if there is any fluid on the lungs, a sign of HAPE. • – We will monitor your water intake to assure proper hydration. safety precaution on Kilimanjaro climb. • – Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If AMS is not treated it can lead to more serious conditions like High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and/or High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) Each year a very small number of climbers die on Kilimanjaro. These deaths could be avoided if all licensed first aid guides who had high altitude medical training and carried oxygen and a portable hyperbaric bag. We travel with lifesaving equipment at all times when at high altitude. This equipment includes oxygen tanks, and a pressure bag, which are only used in the most life threatening altitude sickness cases. • As part of our daily safety routine, we record and monitor various information pertaining to your body’s reaction to increasingly higher elevations. • Our trips have been arranged to use daily climbing schedules and sleep to enhance your body’s acclimatization. • Our meals emphasize carbohydrates and other foods that increase the generation of heat and energy as we move to higher altitudes. • Moreover, we move slowly. with light exercises and celebrations at every camp to make your trip in the mountains enjoyable.
“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”