Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#4023)
- Signed By: Tod E. Duran
- Date submitted: August 09, 2004
We experienced extreme cold (tempatures around 0 degress Fahrenheit) during our summit day, effecting our headlamps and freezing all of our water. We had glow sticks for back up light. Highly recommended. But we should have had our water in water bottle parkas. One climber had put Gatorade mix in one bottle, it didn't freeze completely ... presumably because the mix affected the freezing point. There may be advantage in using drink mixes to avoid the freezing of liquids.