The death rate on Kilimanjaro varies from year to year and is influenced by many factors, including the number of climbers attempting the mountain, weather conditions, and the experience and fitness levels of climbers.

According to the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority, the overall fatality rate for climbers on Kilimanjaro is approximately 1 in 1,000, which is relatively low compared to other high-altitude mountains such as Mount Everest. However, it’s important to note that any death on the mountain is a tragedy, and climbers should take all necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

The most common causes of death on Kilimanjaro are altitude-related illnesses such as high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE), which can be fatal if not treated promptly. Other causes of death include falls, hypothermia, and underlying medical conditions that are exacerbated by the altitude and physical exertion of climbing.

To minimize the risk of injury or death on Kilimanjaro, it’s important to choose a reputable tour operator with experienced guides and a good safety record. Climbers should also take the time to properly acclimatize to the altitude, stay well-hydrated, and be prepared for changing weather conditions. It’s also important to listen to the advice of your guides and seek medical attention immediately if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness.