T.S.A is a tour company which cares for its clients and staff workers when and after working hours.
It has has efficient and enough guides who has 10 years mountain climbing experience
T.S.A will be your choice as it has most faithful, energetic and experienced guides.
AMANI MTUI AND AUGUST.P.MREMA who has greater experience has enabled more than 400 client made it up.
Amani Mtui has trained other guides namely:
ANTIPAS MATO, ALEX MAKAWIA, NIKAS DANIEL, HONEST MATO,OSWALD FREDRICK, HONEST MTUI.
We have experienced safari guides as: ANTHON MATO, JOHN,SIMON,
We also have mountain and safari cooks as;
BEATUS MOSHI, JOACHIM SERA FIN, RICHARD MATO, SOSTAINE AND RICHARD MEELA.
If your guide has not been medically trained to deal with a high altitude emergency, your climb above 14,000 ft. could be life threatening. This is no joke. Each year 5-15 climbers die on Kilimanjaro. Each of these deaths could have been avoided if the “licensed” guide had received high-altitude medical training, and had oxygen and a portable hyperbaric bag on board. The Tanzanian licensing authority does not require their “licensed” guides to undergo any definitive medical training.
We provide frequent training and practice for guides into the finest medically qualified guiding team on the mountain. And they are. They have attended various courses on medical emergencies and mountain rescue.
Monitoring Your Health
Twice a day, your guides will monitor your lungs, your heart.. They accomplish this using a stethoscope.
These tools, combined with their intensive mountain medical training, and the professional use of a PORTABLE HYPERBARIC BAG guarantee that you will not become a statistic on Kilimanjaro.
Each guide also carries a mobile phone and stays in regular contact with our base in Moshi.
Prior to join a climb it is important to know how or if your climbing company has prepared for your rescue system, evacuation and medical treatment for all of the climbers. When you climb to extreme altitude, you may have an emergency, and may require a immediate evacuation.
When your life is at in danger, you need to know that you can rely on your climbing outfit to get you down the mountain safely and fast as possible.
Because at Kilimanjaro there are no helicopters all companies rely on the National Park rescue service to send up a rescue team and that’s why we have Mr. August P. Mrema.
We all pay dearly for this service. Tanzania Summit Adventure has found the park service to be very unreliable.
On one occasion, they did not even show up in time to assist us with an emergency rescue. So we have developed our own rescue procedure with our own professionally trained guides. Here’s how it goes.
The experienced Mountaineer…Mr. August P. Mrema, as a senior guide has been working as a guide for 20 years and KINAPA rescue team for 15 years. T.S.A has taken him for the health security of the climbers.
Also, in the event you cannot walk down, you will be transported in a portable stretcher. This is the safest and fastest way to be evacuated down Kilimanjaro.
Your guide will then contact our base to ensure that a vehicle is waiting for you at the gate. If you need emergency medical care, you will be taken immediately to the hospital.
Also, if you are forced to descend the mountain for non-emergency medical reasons, we have a medical doctor on call to examine you if you choose.
We feel that all climbing companies have a responsibility to safeguard the health of their clients. Tanzania Summit Adventure provides the following emergency equipment on all climbs. We feel that the following equipment should be used by all companies as a matter of course, but Tanzania Summit Adventure is the only company on Kilimanjaro that includes all this safety gear on every climb. stethoscope This is the highly accurate medical device for taking heart beat and the air flow into the lungs. This device help to monitor the Tanzania extreme adventure client’s cardiac and pulmonary function while on the mountain..
First Aid Kit
We normally carry with us the first aid kit in case of emergency and altitude sickness.
Portable Altitude Chamber
On every climb we carry a Portable Altitude Chamber, otherwise called a Hyperbaric Bag. This is an artificial pressure chamber, which simulates the altitude at significantly lower elevations with an increase of air pressure in the chamber. We use the PAC bag in the event you have an altitude emergency, and where immediate descent is not possible, or would take too long.
As you climb above 8,000 feet your body must acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. Failure to acclimatize can result in Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Symptoms of AMS including headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, cough, dizziness, blurred vision and vomiting. The intensity and severity of these symptoms will vary, but can very quickly become extremely serious and even fatal if not recognized and treated.
There are many situations where immediate descent is difficult if not impossible, such as bad weather, lack of manpower or difficult terrain. The PORTABLE ALTITUDE CHAMBER buys us valuable time and can stabilize or reverse severe symptoms of AMS.
In the event you cannot walk down, you will be transported using the “one-wheeled” stretcher that we normally use to take you down the mountain in case of an emergency.This is the safest and fastest way to be evacuated down Kilimanjaro.
All drinking water is treated using water tablets.
High altitude is any place above 5,000 ft. From 5,000 ft. to the summit of Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft), there are three different altitude levels. High altitude (5,000 – 11,500 ft.) Very High altitude (11,500 – 18,000 ft.) Extreme altitude (Over 18,000 ft.) Different symptoms of altitude sickness occur at each level, and all the symptoms are a result of decreased oxygen pressure in the atmosphere. Everyone is affected by this decreased oxygen pressure in varying degrees. As you climb higher, the symptoms can and often do get worse. In fact, less than 50% of the all climbers on Kilimanjaro reach the summit. This is because they do not acclimatize to the lack of oxygen, and get too sick to continue.
Tanzania Summit Adventure has been able to significantly increase the success rate and enjoyment of our climbs by carrying a large supply of oxygen. We carry 2 “Jumbo D” tanks (640 liters each) for every 5 climbers. Not only does oxygen help you when you find it difficult to breathe, but it is an absolute necessity if there is any emergency – and emergencies occur all the time. However, just carrying oxygen is not enough. Your guide needs to know exactly when and how to use it. Our highly skilled staff guides are well trained in the use of oxygen as well as the PULSE-OX METER.
Because of Tanzania Summit Adventure’s reputation as being the most highly trained and equipped company on Kilimanjaro, we often get called in to assist with other companies’ emergencies.