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How should I physically prepare for my climb?

Kilimanjaro is considered by many to be the easiest high mountain to climb. However, the altitude of 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) is still extremely high and proper preparation is essential. It is helpful to engage in aerobic exercise a few times a week for two months prior to the climb as preparation for Kilimanjaro. Also, it is absolutely essential that you understand the causes and symptoms of altitude sickness before beginning the trek.