Normal trailrunning events in the alps are taking place at an altitude about 2000 - 3000 Hm. This is where we start. Trailrunning at Kilimanjaro is a unique experience as we pass 4 climate zones. We have a fantastic acclimatisation programm and medical check up to make sure that every athlete is healthy to make it to the summit.
4 climate zones in 5 days! This is unique in the world of sport
We use the Marangu route in the east of Kilimanjaro. This route is very easy to run except for a few sections. The absolute highlight of the route are the 4 climate zones you run through in 5 days.
You start in the tropical rain forest at 25 - 30 degrees, the forest line is at 3000 HM !! and come to a heathland. From 3500 HM you are in a lunar landscape like on another planet and in the summit area you can see arctic glaciers.
Trailrunning at Kilimanjaro
7.10. - 13.10. 2018
Test your limits
We start in the Sun of Afrikas und run to the Arctic. This is an incredible and unique experience for every runner. As a reward, of course, we go to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa at 5895 HM.
You can get more impressions in one week!
Kilimanjaro Summit Challenge
10.2.2019 - 16.2.2019
Be part of this phantastic Challenge. After some days of acclimatisation at 3000 - 4000 HM we start with a unique trailrunning challenge 2700 HM and run to 5313 HM at William´s Point.
There is finally the finish line of the highest trail running challenge in Africa.
Our Team is the key for your success
Top Ultra Runner Michael Snehotta
The sport director of our trail running challenge at Kilimanjaro is the experienced <top ultra-runner Michael Snehotta. He has participated on Ultra Races on all continents and in all climate zones of this planet from the Amazon Jungle Marathon to the Black Ice Race and is the ideal partner for this project.
The immune system is the key to acclimatization.
We organised a scientific expedition for the clinical director of the University Hospital Marburg / Giessen Prof. Dr. med. Renz. He has emphasized the importance of the immune system in altitude sickness. On this foundation we worked out an individual training and nutrition plan to support our athletes.
Preparation and acclimatization
Kilimanjaro is a technical easy mountain but due to its altitude of 5895 Hm there is a big risk of altitude sickness. This can lead to life-threatening lung or brain edema. There is a mountain rescue now at Kilimanjaro, so careful preparation and acclimatization is very important.
We work together with the sports scientist Gernot Stephinger, who experienced Kilimanjaro with his MTB, and the high altitude preparation company of Markus Göbel.
We offer our customers:
- a sports science test
Acclimatization with the altitude tent
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