‘It was like an out-of-body experience’ – How it really feels climbing Kilimanjaro?

We started snaking our way up in the cold, head torches on, heads down. It was just gone midnight and all seemed very quiet, despite the noise in my own head and the conversations I was having with myself.

t was summit night on our ascent of Kilimanjaro, and from about 30 minutes into the walk, I’d started feeling very tired. One of the girls had mentioned a previous hike at altitude she had done, where the sensation of wanting to fall asleep on her feet standing still was overpowering. I soon realised this was happening to me. Staying awake, and staying moving, was about to become one of the hardest things I’d ever done.

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