Kilimanjaro Running Adventure Race
An awesome running competition on a trail where no race has ever been organised.
Running around the highest mountain in Africa, reaching the top of it and going back down...
Running through the jungle, discovering Mount Mawenzi and Mount Shira, running along the deserted path of the northern way, and reaching this mythic summit (5 895 m).
2 days of acclimatation, 5 days to make it ... A total of 91 km including 74 km of race, a total ascent of 6000m ..... The ultimate adventure by Tendao.
Kilimanjaro National Park is a national park, located near Moshi, Tanzania. It is centered on Mount Kilimanjaro, and covers an area of 756 km² (291 square miles) In the 1910s, Mount Kilimanjaro and its forests were declared a game reserve by the German colonial government. In 1921 it was made a forest reserve.In 1973, the mountain above the tree line (about 2,700 m / 9,000 ft) was reclassified as a National Park and was opened to public access in 1977. The park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
The Program 2013
16 january: Flight Air France KLM From Europe Arrival Airport + Night Hotel
17 January : Rongaï Gate Simba Camp :Acclimatation 8 km (1550/2700m)
18 January :Simba Camp Third Cave: Acclimatation 9 km (2700/3800m)
19 January :Start of the first stage : Third Cave /Moir Hut 15 km (3800/ 4200 m)
20 January: Stage 2 Moir Hut /Lava Tower / Barranco 9 km (4200/4600/3900 m)
21 January: Barranco / Barafu 13 km (3900 /4673 m)
22 January : Stage 4 : Barafu / Uhuru / Kibo Huts /Horombo Huts 22 km (4673/5895/3720 m)
23 January: Stage 5: Horombo Huts / Marangu Gate 15km (3720/ 1870m ) / Hotel Diner and Prices giving Ceremony
24 January : Safari day Arusha +transfer to Airport Flight to Europa Air France KLM
25 January Arrival in Europe
Price : 3980 euros Full services ....
RESPECT AND SECURITY
Professionnal crew (+150 crew Members)
Doctor all the time
Oymeters, Emergency oxygen
Spacious tent (3 pl for 2)
Respect of the community of kilimanjaro people
Acclimatation before the Race
HOW TO PREPARE THIS AMAZING RACE ?
A specialized altitude consultation helps to judge your ability and risks.
You’ll meet a specialist who can give you personal advices.
You have to tell it :
- if you’ve already had problems in mountain
- if it’s your first journey in very high altitude
- if you have a particular risk
After the interview with the specialist, you’ll have a test in hypoxia at rest (about altitude of 4800m) and in exercise (30% of V02MAX) to estimate the ability of your body to adjust to a lack of oxygen. It evaluates your ventilatory and cardiac response to hypoxia.
When it’s a poor result, advices for progress and preventive medical treatment can promote the acclimatization.
Information and advices
Before departure : technical level and physical preparation
The Kilimanjaro ascension requires any technical, all the course is on trails.
The summit ridge can have easy passages on trails.
You have to be in good physical conditions : to be a good walker, a good trailer with a good experience in mid-mountain trails.
Specifications of the ascent : It’s about 4 to 7 hours per day. (except the stage to reach the summit it’s 7 to 10 hours)
Rate of rise : 200 to 250 m in altitude on average per hour. Above all the trekkers who try the Kilimanjaro ascension, the rate of people who reach the summit is low. (less than half) it’s sometimes because the difficulty is underestimated but it’s often because easy but essential rules weren’t respected and they don’t avoid the adverse effects of the altitude.
Doctors will do test to control the health of each competitor before the start.
To have a maximum chance of success : have a low pace at the start even with exaggeration to be never tired. Drink a lot, even if you’re not thirsty. It’s essential rules you have to respect to succeed and reach the summit in good conditions. However, physically, a good preparation is essential. If you’re in good physical conditions the test will be easier and you’ll have less tiredness. But people who are more than 60 often succeed to reach the summit without training while trained runners fail. It’s because they didn’t respect all the precautions. The final ascension will be with a compulsory penalty to judge the rise and the summit.
Accute Mountain Sickness (A.M.S) : the mountain sickness appears with headaches, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea and then cerebral and pulmonary edema. The first precaution is a good water supply. You have to drink 3 or 4 liters per day, even if you’re not thirsty. But you have to know that the A.M.S is not instantaneous. There’s an interval between the progress and the effects of the altitude. It’s why we do the descent quickly after the ascension to completely eliminate the effects of the altitude