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That’s incredible, Kara! Did you do any kind of training to prepare yourself for the climb? I have a friend who was preparing for this same trek, I believe, but she unfortunately ended up not being able to follow through this year. Maybe she’ll try again in the future!
Thanks! I did a few hikes up to 13,000 feet (Kili is just over 19.000) and I am a long-distance runner, so used that mostly as my training. I live in NYC though, so there was no good way to prepare for the altitude! I did take medication to prevent altitude sickness and was fortunate that I did not suffer from the altitude as much as others. I hope your friend tries again! It was difficult, but definitely worth it!
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