High Altitude Information for Kilimanjaro

Thoughts on Diamox

I took one 250mg diamox pill in morning and one 250mg pill in evening. Had to urinate four times during the night, but I felt great at high altitude with minimal headaches and no AMS.  I found diamox worth it for the short climb duration. In the future, I'll use time-release capsules and take a pee-bottle along with me because it's cold at night. Sanitation and toilets: Pre-trip vaccinations: Call the travel clinic for your local hospital for this info.

You can also get lots of info from "Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment" by Stephen Bezruchka, put out by the Mountaineers and found at REI. Thanks to Steve Eckert for all his comments during the trip.

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