The best way to train for climbing Kilimanjaro is to hike at high altitude.  Fortunately, there are altitude training systems that you can use in your own home to pre-acclimatize to Mount Kilimanjaro’s extreme altitude. However, not many people live in areas where this is possible.  Pre-acclimatization will greatly increase the success and safety of your climb.

Altitude training involves the exposure to a hypoxic (oxygen reduced) environment. It is scientifically proven that the human body responds to this through a range of physiological adaptations that enhance the efficiency of the body’s respiratory, cardiovascular and oxygen utilization systems. The benefits of pre-acclimatization include reducing the symptoms of altitude sickness, improving strength and endurance, and decreasing recovery time. To read more about pre-acclimatization, click here.

The Top Altitude Training Systems Company

hypoxico-logo-2Hypoxico is the world’s leading manufacturer of altitude training equipment. Their systems are used by elite athletes and trainers, including the U.S. Olympic Committee and World Cup teams. The patented technology of Hypoxico Inc. eliminated this hardship by allowing high altitude training facilities to be set up anywhere. Through the production of normobaric hypoxic (oxygen reduced) air, we can simulate altitudes of up to 21,000ft/6,400m. As a result, athletes, fitness enthusiasts and health conscious individuals worldwide can take advantage of the benefits associated with altitude training while at sea-level.

hypoxico-double-bed-tent-high-altitude-training-systemHypoxico provides three forms of altitude training: sleeping, hypoxic exercise, and Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT). Each of these methods, performed for 4 to 6 weeks prior to your climb, is effective for pre-acclimatization.

Hypoxico is offering a 15% discount for altitude training system rentals to Peak Planet customers.

For more information, please visit Hypoxico’s altitude training system rental page.

For inquiries, email or call Brian Oestrike (212-972-1009 x113). Brian is an experienced mountaineer and expert on the Hypoxico systems.


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